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9" Chef

9" Chef

A Lightsaber for the kitchen Jedi. For some, an 8 is too small and a 10 is too big. Either way you slice it, "The 9" hits the sweet spot for many professional and home cooks alike.

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Color: Huckleberry

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Your new best friend in the kitchen.
If you believe cooking is a fine art, The 9 is truly the artist's brush. The elegant, ergonomic design is perfectly balanced so the particle metallurgy blade can do most of the work for you.

At New West Knifeworks, we consider it a privilege to have our knives in the hands of professional chefs. So, when the Editor-in-Chief of Food and Wine Magazine described The 9 as his "best friend in the kitchen,” it filled us with pride. Another Food and Wine editor said he "felt like it could cut through a rock" if he needed it to. The ultra-sharp and durable particle metallurgy steel allows for a thin profile that amplifies its sharpness, so it feels like it, not just slices, but glides through food. Wide at the base, generously curved, and thin at the tip, The 9 is extremely versatile and you will continually discover new jobs for it to do. If you are a kitchen Jedi- this is your lightsaber.


Blade length 8 5/8 in
Blade height 2 in
Overall length 14 3/4 in
Total length 14 3/4 in
Height 2 in
Blade thickness 0.015 in
Spine thickness 0.095 in
Weight 7.5 oz
Steel CPM S35VN
Rockwell scale 58-60 HRC
Made in USA

Use & Care

  • Hand wash with warm soapy water and hand dry for maximum edge retention and stain resistance. For safety and edge protection, store dry knives in their leather sheath, in a wood block, or on a magnet designed to hold knives. For a full tune-up: free lifetime sharpening.
  • Do not put in the dishwasher - this will dull the knife.
  • For edge retention, cut only on wood or softer plastic cutting boards.
  • As needed, apply a light coat of mineral oil to the handle with a soft cloth to enhance vibrance. 
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Lifetime Sharpening

Stay sharp with free tune ups for life. Drop by a store or ship it our way.

Free Returns

Not the right fit? Try another option, or get a full refund within 30 days.

Lifetime Warranty

Every knife comes with a lifetime 100% performance satisfaction guarantee.

A cut above. Of all my knives I own, this is my best friend in the kitchen.

The New West Difference

Unmatched Performance

We use CPM S35VN particle metallurgy steel which has the best combination of sharpness, toughness, edge-holding, stain resistance, and sharpenability on the market.

G-Fusion Handle

G10 is an aerospace-grade, fiberglass-epoxy composite material that is virtually indestructible. We developed unique color palettes to inspire creativity in the kitchen.

American Made

Every knife we make is crafted from start to finish by an individual maker in the Teton Mountains using American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.


Sustainably sourced, richly textured desert ironwood grows in Arizona where the water-depleted environment creates a grain structure so dense that it sinks in water. The extreme density of ironwood makes it a strong and durable choice of handle material.

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