A special knife block to keep sharp knife blades away from your kids. The Self-Locking Knife Block by Joseph Joseph is an innovative design, the purpose of which lies in securing your knives from the reach of kids aged 5 and under. Every knife from this set is placed inside a knife slot with the blade being securely held by the unique cam-lock mechanism. Knives cannot be simply forced out of the block. It can only be released by using the release button, placed on either side for both left and right handed operation. But the force required to do so can only be done by an adult so you can consider this block to be absolutely kid safe. Most standard kitchen knives can fit inside this block. A must have kitchen tool if you have kids at home.