Chris Kidder Special 12" Chef Knife

The Chris Kidder G-Fusion Chef Knife

New West in the hands of a "Chef's Chef"

The Chris Kidder Chef Knife from New West KnifeWorks was designed with Chris Kidder, Los Angeles uber-Chef, who currently works as a personal chef and caterer to A-list celebrities and top political officials.  In an 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 California cuisine.

In connection with New West KnifeWorks, Chris Kidder is the brother-in-law of New West founder, Corey Milligan. As Corey shared, “I’ve been honing my cooking skills with Chris ever since we made breakfast for a college party all nighter while drinking green beer on St Patrick's Day. I finally had to break down 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.”

Agility Meets Might in Blade Design

For those with skill to wield it, New West KnifeWorks Chris Kidder Chef Knife is the ultimate chef knife. At the perfect length for slicing everything from sushi to meats, soft ripe vegetables or crusty bread, this knife can perform all the chopping, dicing and general purpose work of a chef knife while having the added length to cleanly slice the softest food in one long stroke. 

Unique design aspects:

  • Blade spine does not taper for the first 4" of the knife length - for maintaining the right amount of stiffness for chopping as well as slicing; most blades consistently taper from bolster to tip.
  • Blade width - 1.75" to ensure that Chef's knuckles wont hit the cutting board when chopping; most long slicing knives are narrower.

G-Fusion: America’s Best

Like cooking, making knives depends on using the best ingredients. The G-Fusion line features 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. G-Fusion knives are made in the US with American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

G-Fusion handles are made with G10: an aerospace-grade, fiberglass epoxy composite material that is virtually bomb-proof. New West developed unique G10 color pallets to enhance the beauty of the tool and inspire kitchen creativity.

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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 11.7 inches  
Overall Length 17 inches  
Max blade width 1.75 inches  
Steel thickness .160 inches  
Blade thickness .095-.030 inches  
Weight 8.64
oz
 
Steel Type

Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60

 

Chris Kidder Chef Knife Technical Drawing

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