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Our first real hurdle came in the knife block section. A quick call to my mom confirmed that a 16-piece knife block for $50 was not the kind of stuff to last us through the long haul. It also confirmed that we should have done a little more homework to see where to go for higher quality items (and how to determine quality) and where something middle of the road is just fine.
To help you out, here are some resources that will guide you in the selection process and avoid what Chad went through on Monday which was basically him having ants in his pant while I was on the phone with my mom who was looking up knife block product reviews. Word to the wise - this will NOT win you any points with your intended....
For more product guides check out the wealth of resources here. Happy shopping!