The Ironwood Teton Edge Santoku

East meets New West - the best of both worlds.
This Japanese style blade takes its name from the “three virtues” of slicing, dicing and mincing. An all purpose chef knife, the santoku features a generous width for easy scooping while the moderate length and ergonomic design make it extremely agile on the cutting board.

A revolution in blade design
The Teton Edge Santoku represents a revolution in the history of blade design.  The “Edge” replaces the traditional santoku “dimples” with an etched semblance of the Teton Mountain range. As with the dimples, the etching helps the blade slice smoothly through food without sticking- but the Teton Edge does it even better. Traditional machine-grinding the dimples can disrupt and distort the precision of the steel’s heat treatment. The proprietary process used to etch the “Edge” enhances the performance while optimizing the steel.  The “Teton Edge” celebrates the spirit of Jackson Hole, New West Knifeworks home, both visually and functionally, redefining the cutting edge of peak performance.

The Steel

Like cooking, making knives depends on using the best ingredients. New West KnifeWorks' chef knives feature the highest performing knife steel on the market-- S35VN “Powder Metal” steel. This high carbon, alloyed steel has it all: elite sharpness, toughness, edge-holding, stain resistance and sharpenability. Our knives are made in the US with American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

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.

Learn more about the Teton Edge Santoku.


In the Press

“The perfect balance of power and grace.” Bon Appetit
“Knife Art.” Fine Cooking
“My best friend in the kitchen.” Hunter Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, Food and Wine

Dimensions:

Blade Length 6.5 inches  
Overall Length 12.5 inches  
Max blade width 1.875 inches  
Steel thickness .160 inches  
Blade thickness .095-.020 inches  
Weight 6.2 ounces  
Steel Type Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60