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Uru Chef and Steak Knife Set & Block: Apex on the Cutting Board.
Combining the most advanced steel and design available anywhere in the world, the Uru Chef Knife and Steak Set takes the cutting edge to its current limit. Damasteel blades paired with Desert Ironwood handles, this set includes both our five-piece chef set as well as a six-piece steak set housed in the one-of-a-kind Aspen Meadows Rock Block. This mixed-media rock block is hand-crafted from white mountain granite, poplar wood, and black resin. The stunning and practical vessel will keep your Uru knives conveniently at hand while transforming the kitchen into an aesthetic space.
Aspen Meadows Rock Block dimensions:
Clearance height required to remove knives: 18"
Knives included: 9" Superbread, 7" Santoku, 6" Petty, 6" Deli, 3" Paring, and 6 steak knives
URU STEEL: The Stuff of Legends.
In Norse mythology, “Uru” refers to the rarest substance in the universe out of which Thor’s hammer was made. We felt that was a fitting homage for the powder metal, stainless Damascus known as Damasteel. New West KnifeWorks has partnered with the Damasteel Company of Soderfors, Sweden to produce the raw steel billet. The Swedish company is the sole producer of powder metal, stainless Damascus in the world. The blades are cut, ground, heat-treated, and hand-finished in America by the skilled makers of New West KnifeWorks.
Made for Great Deeds.
Though it looks like it belongs in an art gallery, the Uru Chef set was made for mythic accomplishments in the kitchen. The use of powder metal allows for performance far superior to traditionally, hand-forged, carbon-damascus steel or Japanese production “clad” damascus steel. PM steel is tougher allowing for super-thin blades with unparalleled cutting ability. The steel is also stainless rated which makes maintenance simple and ensures their beauty and performance last many lifetimes.
Timeless Desert Ironwood.
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.
KNIVES IN THIS SET
The 9" Chef is 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. Wide at the base, generously curved, and thin at the tip, the 9” chef knife is extremely versatile and you will continually discover new jobs for it to do. Learn more about the 9" Chef
Our 9” SuperBread Chef Knife is a 100% New West KnifeWorks signature design. As a bread knife it has unparalleled ability to slice crusty, flaky, or delicate baked goods without the same crumbling effect of lesser bread knives. Much more than just a bread knife, this is the ultimate slicer for meats, tomatoes, gravlax, and any other soft food that has a tendency to crush when sliced. Learn more about The Superbread
The 7” Santoku is a chef knife for any home or professional kitchen. A full size chef knife that is lightweight and agile with a broad enough blade for scooping food from the cutting board. New West's Santoku is a NY Magazine "Best Bet", a pick of Saveur 100, and a favorite of Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli, who said the Santoku "makes me feel like I can achieve anything." Learn more about the Teton Edge Santoku
The 6” Petty is the ultimate kitchen utility knife. This classic Japanese blade shape works great as a peeling, paring, boning and carving knife for vegetables, fruits, herbs and other delicate work. Professional chefs swear by its versatility. Our Petty was described by Bon Appetit as "the perfect balance of power and grace." Learn more about the Petty
From the bread to all the goodies inside, the 6” Deli is designed for the sandwich connoisseur. No more crooked or crumbly bagels, no more mutilation of tomatoes- the proprietary serration slices fruits and veggies properly every time. This is the knife for those who hate to sharpen knives. Learn more about the Deli
The 3” Paring knife has a modified "drop point” design which results in a more forgiving knife that doesn't get stuck when, for example, coring an apple or removing the eyes of a potato. Though the blade is small, the handle is ample, giving the blade a firm agility in the hand. Learn more about the Paring
Completing the set are six of our naturally gorgeous steak knives- these guys cut even better than they look. The unique blade is serrated where it's needed to protect the edge from cutting on hard ceramic plates, with razor-sharp straight edges to start and finish the cut. Our 2.0 steak knife features a super-thin plunge ground blade and tapered tang for incredible cutting ability and balance. Learn more about the Steak KnifeNEW WEST IN THE PRESS