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7'' Fillet Ironwood

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Fillet knife for the kitchen and field.
After a decade of development with the professional anglers and chefs of Jackson Hole, this knife meets the needs of the avid outdoor enthusiast and professional chef.

Catering to the needs of fishermen and hunters, our fillet knife has been tested by some of our friends in the kitchen and outfitting industries. From the walleye of South Dakota to the big game of the Wyoming frontier, our fillet knife is field-tried and tested in the Rocky Mountain West.

Powder metal steel means flexible strength.
S35VN powder metal is the highest performing steel for a fillet knife. Extreme sharpness and toughness combined allow for a thinner, sharper blade that can bend without breaking or losing its shape. The thin blade is seven inches long and has a multi-stepped taper for optimal flex. The geometry of the blade is designed to match the curve of a fish, with enough length for the deep bones of any animal. The long slicing stroke is stabilized by a full tang.

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.

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's 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.

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

Blade length     7.0 inches
Overall length   13.0 inches
Max blade width    1.875 inches
Steel thickness    .160 inches
Blade thickness     .006-.003 inches
Weight     5.7 ounces
Steel Type    Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60

 
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