The Shun 13-Slot Bamboo Block displays your Shun collection beautifully and ensures the knife you need is always within easy reach. The attractive block is made of easy-to-clean, stain resistant bamboo. Durable bamboo is harder than maple, lighter than oak, and is one of the world’s most renewable resources. Grown without chemicals or pesticides, bamboo matures rapidly and needs little water. It is ideal for kitchen accessories because it absorbs very little moisture and so doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods. All it requires to keep it clean is occasional wiping with a damp cloth. The natural hardness of bamboo means it resists knife marks and retains its handsome appearance even under consistent use. This block can accommodate up to 13 pieces of kitchen cutlery, including a honing steel and kitchen shears.