don't want a knife block cluttering up my counter space but don't really have a good wall to attach a strip onto (tiled back splash). so i was thinking of attaching a magnetic strip to the underside of my upper cabinets since there's a bit of lip that hides the lighting and can therefore hide the strip. so that means it will be lying horizontally, very different than most setups.
but will it hold?
the one i've purchased is this one:
and it claims to hold 3lb implements with a 1in width very well... so i figure a chef knife at least 2" across and under 3lb should be ok right?
i'm just very nervous because under the cabinet/over the counter leaves a large area for them to fall onto me or someone else and that my newest knife is $$$ and someone has already broken the tip off. i really don't want chipped knives by the end of it.
also, considering the style of this magnetic strip, has anyone ever experienced a knife blade chipping from the magnetic force pulling the knife blade edge into it?