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Now in Ironwood: Two best sellers in one set. Time and again, discerning home chefs gravitate towards these two perfectly mid-sized knives. Other knife companies focus solely on huge chef knives and tiny paring knives, but we've found a sweet spot in the middle for those who want big knife capabilities with mid-sized knife agility and control. Both knives function as great cutting board knives- the Chopper makes quick work of dicing veggies, herbs, and onions. The Petty makes all the small to medium sized paring, slicing, and filleting jobs in your kitchen feel effortless. Perfect as a gift, to start your New West collection, or for more portable knives when you're on the go, our Petty Knife and Chopper together as our "Best Seller" Knife Set is sure to make cooking a delight.
The Chopper: A vegetable's nightmare. This signature knife has been a New West classic since its award winning debut on the fine arts and crafts circuit. While vegetables have nightmares about this chopping champion, you'll have sweet dreams about making salads and salsa. A mid-size knife that makes a large-size impact on the cutting board. Learn more about the Chopper
The Petty: perfect balance of power and grace. Conventional wisdom says you need two knives in the kitchen: a paring knife and a chef knife. The Petty challenges that notion by handling both roles with "the perfect balance of power and grace (Bon Appetit)." Excelling at peeling, paring, boning, carving and other delicate work for vegetables, fruits, and herbs the PETTY ALSO takes on some of the slicing and dicing jobs of a larger chef knife. Learn more about the Petty
**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.