Box Elder Crotch and Ripple Twist Damascus 8"Chef

Out of New West KnifeWorks Custom Shop come the most uniquely crafted chef knives ever! 

Blades are hand-forged Damascus steel; pattern-welded inhouse combining 1095 tool steel and 15N20 nickel tool steel.  These hand ground blades have a heft and a comfortable handle shape inspired by Western style hunting knives of Jackson Hole and the Rocky Mountain region.

These hybrid Chef and Santoku styled blades have a classic profile and balance.  This year we are featuring Ribbon Twist, Ladder, and Tight Twist Damascus patterns; which are our most complex, work intensive, and densely folded varieties.  The blades are precision salt-bath heat-treated and cryo treated to give them optimal performance. 

Each knife contains either a nickel silver or brass bolster that is pressure fitted to the blade with two cutlery rivets, an epoxy bond to assure lifetime durability, and a beautiful center mosaic pin.  The handles are hand shaped from Double-Dyed and Stabilized Box Elder Burl, Fiddleback Maple, and Sambar Stag Antler. These blades are inspired by comfortably shaped Western style hunting knives of Jackson Hole and the Rocky Mountain region..

Each knife comes with a custom made welted leather sheath and exemplifies the refined detail that New West KnifeWorks has become known for.

THESE KNIVES ARE MADE FROM CARBON TOOL STEEL AND REQUIRE EXTRA CARE TO PROTECT THEM FROM RUST.  Use will increase the contrast between high nickel 15N20 steel and the 1095 steel thus evolving the beauty of this handmade product.

These knives are made “over the hill” from Jackson Hole in our custom shop in Idaho Falls, Id.  The entire knife is handmade at our facility from forging the Damascus billet to stitching the sheath.  Our knifemakers are the leading producers of carbon Damascus steel in the world and have over forty years of experience in making knives.  Our unique small production, custom process allows us to make the finest handmade kitchen knives in the world at a fantastic pric


Ripple Twist Pattern Damascus Knife Details:

Blade Length: 8.0”  Overall Length:  12.75” Blade Width 2.15”

Steel:  1095 and 15N20 Carbon Tool Steel Damascus HRC59-60

Bolster: Stainless Steel

Handle: Brown Box Elder Burl

Pins:  Mosaic