To make the finest knives in the World.

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Jackson Hole | Park City | Napa Valley

25 Years on the Cutting Edge.

Fine tools for the culinary artist.

New West KnifeWorks was founded in 1997 by an artist and cook with one mission, to Make the Finest Knives in the World. To achieve that aim requires an unwavering commitment to the cutting edge. We experiment relentlessly with the design until the form is optimally suited to its function. Next, we find the best ingredients. And finally, we combine all of it with the patient hands of an artisan.

Knife Art.

For us a chef knife is more than just a tool. It is an object which inspires creativity in cooking and life. It emboldens us to try new things, strive for perfection and revel in aesthetic beauty. We want our knives to approach the sublime in the perfection of the grind and shape of the blade. Just as food is more than calories, a knife is more than a sharp tool. It is an expression of our love, creativity, and pleasure that we share with family and friends. For over 15 years, New West Knifeworks founders, Mike Merriman and Corey Milligan, exhibited their work and won awards at the Finest Art Shows in the US. Smithsonian Craft Show, Crafts Park Avenue, Sausalito Art Show, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Park City Kimball Arts Festival and many, many more. Today, NWKW’s stores are a gallery of fine craft for the kitchen.

Pro Quality

We consider it a privilege to have our knives in the hands of those who best know how to use them-- the culinary professionals. Sharpness, edge-holding, sharpenability, toughness-- those are pre-requisites for making a great knife. In addition to all of that, we focus on the design of the knife so the blade shape, balance, and ergonomics all

American Makers

Our luxurious steak knife sets are a signature gift that your team will love and use with pride for the rest of their lives.

"These G-Fusion steak knives...glide through rib-eye steaks as if they’re butter. The serrated edge also stays sharp for far longer than a straight blade would. The striking handles...do their part to imbue the serving of steak with a sense of ceremony."
 The Wall Street Journal

World Famous

Looking for inspiration? Check out our Gift Guide for unique recommendations. Whether it's an engraved chef knife for your kitchen staff, tomahawks for your team, a luxury pocket knife, or the finest American made steak knife set- we have a variety of luxury tools to be cherished for a lifetime. Our guide will help spark your imagination.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


7667 Lupine Lane, #101

Victor, ID 83455


Jackson Hole, WY

98 Center Street Unit C

Jackson, WY 83001


Napa Valley, CA

1380 Main Street

St. Helena, CA 94574


Park City, UT

625 Main Street

Park City, UT 84060