Friday, July 30, 2010

New West KnifeWorks

I have always heard people and famous chefs said that having a good knife in the kitchen is important. I have always drooled over those expensive knives but I just can’t bring myself to pay so much for it. A good knife can cost well over $300.00 each. Now I can understand why people pay so much for a knife as I finally owe one. New West KnifeWorks , a company from Wyoming recently sent me Fusionwood Knife Chopper for review. The knife has a 5’5” blade with an overall 10” length.


There is a lot of hard work that goes into making each and every piece of their knife. Highly skilled artisans and modern precision tools work together to create these pieces. The finest materials are sculpted, assembled and hand-finished to ensure every piece is perfect. You can read all about the premium high carbon stainless STEEL {which btw boast a high carbon content - 70% higher than Wusthof }, BLADES that are cut, precision ground hand finished, and the amazing gorgeous colorful HANDLES that are created from select hardwood veneers that are vacuum impregnated with penetrating dies and resins.



From the second I opened the packaging I was smitten by it. The blade was safely covered in a leather sheath. I was totally drawn to the stunning handle. I don’t think I even see a knife with that kind of colorful handle.



This knife felt solid and heavy in my hand. The blade is sharp and strong. The knife might look small but it is just perfect for slicing, mincing, and julienned, peeling and even cutting big chunks of meat. I have been using it to cut up pretty much everything for the past one week.



This company and their products have been written about in numerous magazines - Cooking Light, Bon Apettit, Wine Spectator, Sunset, Gourmet and many more, all with good reason. New West has a Non-Commercial Lifetime Guarantee on their knives - if you are not happy with your purchase they will replace it free. If you are looking to invest in good quality knife, head over to their website and check out their awesome selection.

8 comments:

Ummi said...

Hello Gert...emmm..nice curtain..hahahaa...What a knife! Haha...surely you got best cuts! ^_^

Angie's Recipes said...

Sharp!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Gert, I love a good knife too. I am currently swearing by my set of Japanese Global knives. These knives, look really rustic and there is an air of 'collector's piece' about it.

Anncoo said...

How I wish I can own one too :)

AM Recipe said...

i think i need to buy one too... thanks :)

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

I never thought I'd say this about a knife but oh my such a BEAUTIFUL knife! I want one!!! I'm doing most of my shopping online these days anyways... hmm...

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I wish to have one too.. but when I think of the price... sigh, can cut good enough la.. :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

Good for you! Any cook deserves one awesome knife! I've found that having a good sharpener and steel rod is just as important. My hubby bought a $3 santoku knife from Target years ago that couldn't cut butter, using an expensive sharper made it razor sharp and it's holding up extremely well =)