Damascus San mai and Blue Brain Coral 8"Chef

This is truly an heirloom quality, spectacular knife.

The blade is a three layer, San Mai construction with two layers outside layers of random pattern damascus forged onto a 52100 carbon tool steel core.  The skill and craftsmenship required to create a San Mai blade like this is unmatched.  52100 carbon tool steel has gained great noteriety for its exceptional edge holding and sharpenability.  This extra heavy blade (.180" thick) will stand up to any cutting task.

The blue brain coral handle is striking.  Preciuos coral has been used since egypitian times for decorative uses for its beauty and durability.  

Blades are hand-forged Damascus steel; pattern welded in-house 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 8”chefs’ blade shape has a classic European profile and balance.  The blades are precision salt-bath heat-treated and cryo treated to give them optimal performance. 

Each knife has a nickel silver 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.  

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


Blade Length: 8”  Overall Length:  12.5” Blade Width 2.125”

Blade Thickness: .180"

Steel:  San-Mai 1095 and 15N20 Carbon Tool Steel Damascus with 52100 Carbon Tool Steel Core HRC 60-61

Bolster: Nickel Silver

Handle: Blue Brain Coral

Pins:  Mosaic