Nice product. Solid and well made. Really needs a little bit more 'black spaghetti' for five knives, or to insert a couple more knives to achieve a firm hold. For such a large block, the 20cm/8" blade limit seems a bit mean, but it's determined by the set length of the 'black spaghetti' insert which is somewhat shorter than the beech unit. Overall, a good product, though.
Supplementary note. After a couple of month's use we've found that the 'black spaghetti' is not really compatible with anything other than pointed knife blades. Wider knives, Japanese Santoku style knive, non-pointed end carving knives, etc. simply start to tangle the'black spaghetti'further down inside the blocks. These plainly won't untangle,and we can see that we're not going to get a decent working life out of this block - even if one could get replacement 'black spaghetti' inserts.
Please think about this before you decide to buy. Seller was first class, though, with very prompt and safe despatch and delivery.