Fusionwood and Phoenix Knives are 100% American Made!
About Fusionwood Knives
Highly skilled hands and modern precision tools work in concert to create a new standard in quality and workmanship. The finest materials are sculpted, assembled and hand-finished to ensure every piece is a perfect work of art.
For over 10 years, New West KnifeWorks and Corey Milligan made these knives and won awards at the nation's top juried fine art shows. The knives have been featured in many of the nation's top culinary and design magazines.
In 2010, New West KnifeWorks moved knife production from Japan back to the USA!
In the past 30 years, the United States has been the world leader in development of the highest quality and performance steel to keep pace with technology requirements of the aerospace, computer, medical industries and the US military. These high tech steels have been embraced by custom knifemakers in the US to create the finest one of a kind knives in the world. Our steel is produced using processes and techniques that were literally developed to make rocketship parts.
A steel that gets sharp, stays sharp, and is easy to sharpen...
The high carbon chromium super steel produced for us has the perfect balance of all the qualities needed for ultimate in kitchen knife performance. 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 15% chromium content gives it excellent stain resistance without sacrificing sharpenability. Other alloys give the steel superior toughness that will keep the blade from chipping or breaking if dropped. The Rockwell C scale hardness is 59-60. Check out the video of us testing a 60 RHC blade for toughness.
The blades are designed, engineered, and tested by Corey Milligan at New West KnifeWorks. 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.
Fusionwood is created from 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.