I was gifted this by someone who was not gonna use it ..I absolutely love it .. I have not had any issues with it I take it out and wash it and it goes right back in .. No rusty knives .. In fact Ive had people wanting me to give it to them .Not happening .. Best knife block Ive ever owned Although 45bucks is a lot for this I think more like 30 ..
Received as a gift several years ago. My knives have never "rusted" as I clean and dry them prior to putting them into the block. I also see no need to pull the tines out and wash if you only put clean knives into the block. Block appears as nice today as the day I received it.