Signal Mountain 4pc Chef Knife Rock Block

Artisan Knife Block Design Notes

Harvested directly from the local Snake River, these stones are all quartz based variations of granite. Each rock is chosen by hand and then cut using an 18" diamond saw that Erin Hemmings, New West KnifeWorks' Head of Production, conceived and built specifically to create our unique Rock Blocks. In this process the saw uses gravity to lower a swing arm into the stone while the stone is rotated. Through much research, we have found no similar saw or process in existence - nor knife blocks that exhibit such power and beauty.

Cocobolo slab carved by CNC with knife profiles into front face of this block. Hidden magnets inlaid behind profiles to hold knives in position showing off the beauty of the NWKW blades. Hand sculpted to bring the contours of the rough granite rock through the layers of wood. Wood is protected with natural shellac finish. The rock is treated to enhance and preserve the quality of the stone.

Materials: Snake River Salt and Pepper Granite, Aluminium, Cocobolo and Maple.


This Rock block is specifically designed to hold four New West KnifeWorks chefs knives: The Teton Edge Santoku, Petty Utility, Chopper and Paring. All knives are magnetized in fitted wooden slots.

Set includes: 4 Ironwood New West KnifeWorks Chef Knives: Teton Edge Santoku, Petty Utility, Chopper and Paring. 

About Desert Ironwood

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. These richly grained handles and super sharp blades will impress the most selective chef knife aficionados.

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