The Lightspeed 8!
The 8-inch Chef Knife is for those who love only the best. This knife was deliberately designed for folks who find a traditional 8-inch chef cumbersome or intimidating. The graceful blade shape, tapered tang, and super thin blade grind make this nimble knife come alive in your hand.
The thick steel in front of the handle makes for a blister-free pinch grip. The relatively narrow width of the blade is a departure from the recent fad of making knives extra wide. The blade is wide enough to provide plenty of clearance for your knuckles on the cutting board while making it more nimble and useful for slicing and turning cuts.
S35VN: America's best steel
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.
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.
Blade length 7.75 inches
Overall length 13.5 inches
Max blade width 1.625 inches
Steel thickness .160 inches
Blade thickness .095-.020 inches
Weight 5.7 ounces
Steel type Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60