Thanks to two of my favourite people (who happened to have visited us this past weekend), I am now the proud owner of a Kapoosh knife block.
It looks like this:
It is great because it can hold any type of knife regardless of shape (save for my meat cleaver, which I don't want on the knife block anyway). How does it do this? In lieu of slots with fixed dimensions, the black part you put your knives into are filled with skinny black plastic straws that mold around any sharp knife you shove into the unit. As a result, you can shove as many knives in as you want, provided you have space left between the handles. ;)
Right now I have several chef's knives, a santoku knife, a pair of food-grade scissors, and a few paring knives shoved into my nifty new Kapoosh. Our gift from our gracious guests (my bro and sis-in-law) is also stainless steel silver, which matches perfectly with our kettle and other countertop appliances.
Thank you again, awesome people! Every time I pull out a knife, I'll be thinking of you! (but in a good way). ;)