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9" Chef Knife Ironwood

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The 9"

Who said compromise was bad? Neither an 8- or a 10-inch, our 9-inch chef is a kitchen lightsaber, perfect for the hardcore home user or commercial chef alike. The G-Fusion Nine is elegantly styled and perfectly balanced. As with all of our knives, we start with the finest materials so that you get the highest quality and performance. If you can wield it, this is the knife for you.

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.

Desert Ironwood

**Please note: this is a natural material and each handle will have unique grain patterns**

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.
Because desert ironwood grows in such water-depleted environments, its grain structure is incredibly dense (so dense that it sinks in water), which leads it to have incredible strength and durability. In fact - this wood is so hard that it takes more material and time for our production team to get the scales shaped into New West' smooth and ergonomic knife handles.

To care for this material, we recommend avoiding harsh soaps or solvents on the handle (a little dish soap now and then is fine). The deep colors and rich shine quickly come back to life with a bit of mineral oil applied with a rag. No lacquer or sealant is applied to the ironwood, so it will readily absorb the oil and look shiny and new all over again.

Blade Length 8.75 inches
Overall Length 14.5 inches
Max blade width 1.875 inches
Steel thickness .160 inches
Blade thickness .095-.020 inches
Weight 6.9 ounces
Steel Type Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60

Check Out The Little Kitchen's Siracha Ranch Pasta Salad featuring our 9" Chef!

What our Friends are Saying:

Hunter Lewis, Managing Editor of Cooking Light: Three Things You Can't Google - Yet, "Of all my knives I own, this is my best friend in the kitchen."

Food & Wine, "But this one from New West KnifeWorks in Wyoming pulls double duty as a chef's knife that I'm pretty sure could cut through a rock if needed it to and a great show piece."

Forbes Online Magazine- "Why can't knives be functional and beautiful? Actually, they can."

A Family Feast- "I feel about knives how some people feel about luxury cars, or fine wine, or expensive jewelry (or my marriage for that matter!)"

Chef Talk - "Sleek curves, colorful, polished, and ergonomic design; razor sharp and fast slicing; if this knife were a car it would likely be a late 1970's Corvette Stingray. And when you hold it in your hand you'll notice a couple things, too. One is that it is really comfortable. The long curved handle is not only lovely to look at, but it's ergonomic design makes it nice to hold as well. But the thing that struck me the first time I held it was its weight, or more specifically, its lightness. For someone such as myself, who is more accustomed to a heavier German-style chef's knife, it's light weight was a bit disconcerting. But don't let this mislead you, because this knife—I found out—is a workhorse in the kitchen. And the combination of it's lightness and ergonomic design makes it comfortable to work with for long periods."

Emily K. (Private Chef- Greenport, NY) "My 9" chef is just what the doctor ordered! Big enough to blow through prep but light enough to still have precision. It's really well balanced and easy to handle. I also was really comfortable holding it and it fit perfectly in my hand. Obviously I now have the coolest looking knife in any kitchen I walk into as well!"

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