You can pretend they're there for easy access, but there's something primevally enjoyable about leaving your cutting implements on display in a knife block. It's like knights mounting swords on the wall of a castle, and it's also why this knife block that looks like a Spartan under attack is particularly amusing.
Made from a combination of maple and walnut woods, the folks at Missing Digit Workshop only plan to make and sell 50 of these at $44 (£28 plus $24/£15 shipping) a pop—which is pretty decent when you consider the craftsmanship going into each one. It's even got a spot for your knife sharpener, although this Spartan might want to choose another weapon to go on the offensive with. [Missing Digit Woodshop via FoodBeast]