Keep your family safe and your knives securely, conveniently at hand with this childproof knife block. The key is the block's patent-pending locking mechanism, similar to the operation of a car seat belt. Once knives are inserted into the block, they cannot be removed by curious kids, only by adult-sized hands. The placement and size of the lock release button-and the force required to press it-ensures that sharp knives stay locked away until an adult needs them. Choose the block by itself to store your own knives, or the optional set of six, chef-quality, Japanese stainless steel blades that are color-coordinated with their home slot in the block (block without knives is all black). Made in China.