Our Mission

To make the finest knives in the World.



25 Years on the Cutting Edge.

WhoWe Are.

 Tools that turn every day life into an adventure.

At New West KnifeWorks, we believe that life is a banquet. We don't just sell knives-- we invite our customers to the feast, to the sacred ceremony of breaking bread, and the celebration of fine food. We make tools that transform hum-drum, everyday life into a gorgeous, glorious, deeply gratifying adventure.
 

Knife Art

For over 15 years, we exhibited and won awards at the Finest Art Shows in the US, such as, Smithsonian Craft Show, Crafts Park Avenue, Sausalito Art Show, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Park City Kimball Arts Festival and many, many more. Our art show origins inspire us to make our shops look and feel like an art gallery- because we want people to understand our knives are more than just a “tool”. They are vessels of our passion for cooking and sharing culinary creativity with family and friends. We make our knives beautiful so they will beckon you to pick them up and put them to use.

Highest Performance

To make knives that THRIVE in the extreme chaos of the professional kitchen requires a relentless commitment to the cutting edge. It means persistent experimentation with design until form is seamlessly fused with function. It means seeking out the finest ingredients and combining them with the patient hands of an artist. Our unwavering pursuit of our mission makes us the choice of pros around the world. So, whether you are a pro or home chef, our knives become an extension of your hand and turn your time on the cutting board into a performance. 

American Makers

The quality of a fine tool or instrument is measured by its capacity to respond to the skill of the hand that holds it. This is why we don't have an assembly line at New West KnifeWorks. We believe that a tool that is held in the hand needs to be finished by hand. A single maker takes a knife from the beginning to the end of our manufacturing process. From hand-finishing the handle to perfecting the grind, our makers transmit their expertise directly into the finished details of each knife. This is why we value our makers as the heart of our enterprise. We believe in the dignity of hand skill and never put making a buck above craftsmanship and the conditions required to nurture excellence.

Prestige

A great reputation is built over time through sustained effort and consistency. We guard ours carefully through strict quality control and by challenging ourselves to be better in the factory, the corporate office and on the retail floor. Our commitment to excellence has been recognized in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Forbes, Bloomberg, NPR and many other top publications and is backed by our lifetime service guarantee.

TRANSFORM CHORES INTO A JOY

The vibrant colors of the G-Fusion line remind us that making nourishing, delicious food for those we love is an expression of who we are. We make tools to be an extension of the hand of the culinary artist.

G10: BEAUTIFUL AND BOMBPROOF

Don’t be fooled by the pretty colors, these handles are bombproof. Originally developed for the motherboard of a computer, this fiberglass laminate is extremely tough, feels good in the hand, and thrives in the hot and humid environment of a professional kitchen.

THE BEST STEEL FOR CHEF KNIVES

S35VN is the best steel available for kitchen use. Sharpness, edge-holding, stain-resistance, toughness: the powder metal process lets us pack in more carbon and special alloys with none of the tradeoffs of other high-carbon blades.

PROFESSIONALLY TESTED AND APPROVED

From top test kitchens like Bon Appetit and Food & Wine to Michelin star restaurants and your local favorite bistro, New West KnifeWorks is professionally tested and approved. “My Best Friend in the Kitchen.” Hunter Lewis, Editor in Chief, Food & Wine Magazine.

NATURE AND NURTURE: THE BEST OF BOTH

For those who prefer the natural look and feel of a wooden handle, we tested all the top candidates: Desert Ironwood rose to the top. One of the hardest woods on Earth, it makes a perfect companion in the kitchen for the cutting edge blade.

SKILLED AMERICAN MAKERS

A knife is an extension of the hand, which is why all of our knife handles are hand-finished in the USA. We don’t have an assembly line, each knife is taken through the entire knife-making process by one expert maker to ensure the quality of every blade.

SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF STEEL: POWDER ME

Traditional steel selection always involved trade-offs: too sharp and it becomes brittle, too much stain-resistance makes it cut like a butter knife, too tough and you can’t sharpen it yourself. S35VN steel gives our blades all the good qualities with none of the bad.

LIFETIME GUARANTEED

The craftsmanship of our knives is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We also offer free sharpening and service for all of our knives by mail or through our retail shops.

Code of the New West

Out of the blazing forge’s heat
and hammering hum beneath our feet,
in each sparkling grind of steel
and finished polished edge we feel

the Presence of our shared desire,
wrought of Vision forged in Fire,
To Make the World’s Finest Knife
an emblem of what’s best in Life-

which is, to serve and to create.
More than mere tools, we celebrate
the passion with which they are used,
the love and skill with which they’re fused.

We are a part of all their ends,
the meals for family and friends,
the dressing of the hunter’s prize,
the homes adorned with resin dyes.

Our legacy’s much more than knives.
we help our patrons forge their lives
with memories of what is Best-
That is the Mission of New West.

HISTORY BEHIND NEW WEST

Decades of innovation and creativity has helped us get to this point. It wasn't easy.

OUR LIFETIME WARRANTY

Buy Once, Buy Well! Learn about the materials & warranty that sets us apart from other makers.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

How we engage with amazing locals and give back to the local Teton valley communities.

PRESS & CHEFS

Find out what major press publications and pro chefs have to say us and our knives.

OUR TEAM

Meet and discover the incredible people that run our factory & stores to bring our products to life.

FREE SHARPENING

Your New West knives derseve to stay sharp forever. Thats why we'll sharpen them for FREE!