Chris Kidder Special Black Oak Burl and Twist Damascus

The Chris Kidder Special

This is the finest knife we have ever made.   For those with skill to wield it, this knife is the ultimate chef knife.  It is the perfect length for slicing everything from sushi to meats, all purpose cutting board work, and even bread.  In the right hands, it can also be the ultimate all purpose chef's knife.  The hand forged Damascus steel has incredible performance and is truly a thing of beauty.  When you hold them in your hand they come alive. The knife is one of a kind and entirely handmade.  Due to their size, weight, design, and craftsmenship these are truly some of the finest kitchen knives ever made.

This knife was designed with Chris Kidder, Los Angeles Uber Chef.  Chris works today as a personnal chef for one of the top interior designers in the US and the US embassador of Spain, and the President of the United States.  He is constantly cooking for A-list celebrities and top political officials.  In a recent article in the LA Times, he was referred to as LA’s “Chef’s Chef” for his long tenure as Chef de Cuisine at Campanile, the James Beard Award winning “standard” for Southern Cailfornia cuisine.    Many of LA’s top chefs of today worked under Chris at Campanile.  Chris also is Corey Milligan’s, NWKW owners, brother-in law.  “I’ve been honing my cooking skills with Chris ever since we made breakfast for 100’s at an all night green beer drinking  St Patricks Day party in college.  I finely had to breakdown and make this gigantic knife for him so I could get him to use one of my knives all day, everyday.  In the kitchen, he’s not easy to please.”

 

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 price

 
("Auntie Pastry Chef Kim Sklar Kidder, President Barack Obama, and Chef Chris Kidder
enjoying yet another delicious meal.)

Knife Details:

Blade Length: 11.5”  Overall Length:  17” Blade Thickness 0.1

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

Damascus Pattern: Twist Damascus

Handle:  Black Oak Burl

PinWork: Mosaic

Bolster: Stainless Steel