The Paring Knife
"America's Best" - Cooking Light

The search for the perfect paring knife is over. And for those who only use a paring knife, this is the only one you will need in your kitchen.  Unlike many paring knives which are very "pointy" and dig into fruit and vegetables, the G-Fusion paring knife has a modified Drop Point Design. This results in a more forgiving knife when you are coreing an apple or removing the eyes from potatoes. Once you get used to this unique shape, you will love it.  But don't assume that just because the blade is small, the handle should be dinky too. Our paring knife handle is a full four inches, which lends it firm agility in the hand.

Desert Ironwood
**Please note: this is a natural material and each handle will have unique grain patterns**

As the first major addition to our chef knife collection since switching to G10 handles for our "G-Fusion" line, New West KnifeWorks is proud to offer our line of Desert Ironwood S35VN chef knives. After months of testing various hardwoods and laminate woods for durability, water resistance, and overall look and feel, the richly textured desert ironwood rose to the top.
 
Because desert ironwood grows in such water-depleted environments, its grain structure is incredibly dense (so dense that it sinks in water), which leads it to have incredible strength and durability. In fact - this wood is so hard that it takes more material and time for our production team to get the scales shaped into New West' smooth and ergonomic knife handles. 
 
To care for this material, we recommend avoiding harsh soaps or solvents on the handle (a little dish soap now and then is fine). The deep colors and rich shine quickly come back to life with a bit of mineral oil applied with a rag. No lacquer or sealant is applied to the ironwood, so it will readily absorb the oil and look shiny and new all over again.
 

 A Cup of Tea with NWKW's Paring Knife from New West KnifeWorks on Vimeo.

Paring Knife Dimensions

Blade Length 2.875 inches  
Overall Length 7.0 inches  
Max blade width .625 inches  
Steel thickness .120 inches  
Blade thickness .075-.020 inches  
Weight 2.3 ounces  
Steel Type Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60

What our Friends are Saying:

   
Paleo Magazine, "Once you try a New West blade, you'll never go back to another knife."

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