Hi, my name is Jayedee and I’m a knife snob. You’ll find no cut rate
knives in my kitchen. I’ve been known to save for months for a chef’s knife, by a well known German brand or have the only item on my Christmas list be a nice boning knife.
I was recently given the opportunity to review a Chef’s Knife that blows the other guys right out of the water. Ahhh Fusionwood 8 inch Chef Knife…where have you been all of my life?
This knife seriously represents EVERYHING I look for in a knife…solid feel, superb balance, a thin razor sharp blade that holds an edge like no knife I’ve ever owned and moves through everything I cut as though it was butter.
Not only is this knife a workhorse in my kitchen, but it has the added bonus of being beautiful as well thanks to New West Knifeworks proprietary process of taking select hardwood veneers that are vacuum impregnated with advanced, penetrating dies and engineering-grade phenolic resins. The result is a beautiful, highly engineered material that can be precisely crafted into a super durable handle that will be beautiful for a lifetime. The fusionwood handle material is produced in Vermont, USA. The handles are fabricated, assembled, hand shaped and hand finished by skilled craftsmen in Shelburne Falls, Mass.
The blades are designed, engineered and tested by Corey Milligan at New West KnifeWorks. With a very high carbon content, .95, the steel has superiour edge holding while still having excellent sharpeneablity. In comparison, a Wustof Trident has a a carbon content of .50%. Higher carbon content gives a knife better edge holding and sharpenability. The blades are cut ground and finished by the Lamson and Goodnow Company, Americas oldest cutlery manufacturers, in Shelburne Falls, Mass. The 170 year old factory uses modern precision tools in concert with the hand skill of of knifemakers who have been making knives for at Lamson Goodnow for generations. The factory is run completely on hydro power generated on site making this the greenest knife you can buy.
It all sounds very complicated, doesn’t it? I was utterly amazed at the process my knife went through in it’s journey to me.
It has surpassed my expectations in every job I’ve thrown at it, even slicing a completely ripe tomato without a mess. It has truly become the only knife I reach for in my kitchen (and the one everyone else has been forbidden to touch upon penalty of death!)
The knives at New West KnifeWorks are 100% American made (I like that!) and they are absolutely committed to manufacturing here in the US. Their goal is to grow into the premier maker of fine American chef knives and make a knife that will surpass even the big Japanese and German brands – a lofty goal, to be sure, but after using my knife for a month now, I have to say they’ve done it!
Beginning today, and running through August 13, New West KnifeWorks is hosting a giveaway for their FABULOUS 7 piece chef knifes (ARV $995.00!!) set on their Facebook Page. Be still my beating heart! This is not just a set of knives, ya’ll, it’s a work of art!
The 7 piece chef knives set in multihued Cocobolo wood is more than just a set of kitchen knives. Turn your kitchen counter into a gallery to display this piece of sculpture. This design won Best of Show at the Indian Wells Arts Show. The functional set contains all the chef knives an avid cook will ever need: The Super Bread, Santoku, Chopper Chef Knife, Pety Utility knife, Mini Chopper/Cheese Cleaver, Paring and Mini Paring knives.
The beautiful chef knifeblock is made with Cocobolo the “King” of tropical hardwoods renowned for its beauty and durability. This set is made with both the light colored sapwood and the dark heartwood to produce the striking multi-hued appearance. The wood is plantation grown and handcrafted in Costa Rica by our partners who’s primary business goal is to reclaim degraded slash and burn cattle ranches by replanting them with over 70 species of tropical hardwoods and to protect existing primary rainforest. The wood has the highest levels of sustainable certification including FSC certification.
You can register for your chance to win this incredible set one of three ways:
or if you absolutely loathe social media, or just don’t use it, you can register at their microsite HERE.
You can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be registering for MY chance to win! You should too!
Disclosure: The blog owner (that’s me!) received a product(s) from New West KnifeWorks to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the product(s). Your own may differ.