Highly skilled hands and modern precision tools work together to create new standards in quality and workmanship. The finest materials are sculpted, assembled and hand-finished to ensure every piece is a perfect work of art. More about G-Fusion!
For over 10 years, New West's founder, Corey Milligan, exhibited these knives and won awards at the nation's top juried fine art shows. The knives have since been featured in top culinary and design magazines.
All New West KnifeWorks knives are made with American Steel at our production facility in Victor, Idaho.
We have spent the last several decades on a quest to find the ultimate steel for our knives. This journey has taken us around the world from Sweden to Seki, Japan. After studying the great traditions of knife making, we realized we could do it better back home utilizing breakthroughs in metallurgy discovered by advanced American industries. For the last half century, fields like aeronautics, computers, and medicine have invested heavily in the development of new "super-steels". The same folks who took us to the moon inadvertently helped solve the riddle of how to make the ultimate chef knife. The riddle of steel has always been how to make a super sharp steel that won't stain, break and chip easily. Knife makers have struggled to find a way to mitigate these negatives by adding specific alloys and various heat treatments-- but their solutions always had trade offs.
CPM S35VN "Powder Metal Steel" solves the "riddle of steel." Molten metal is sprayed into a cold environment, freezing into "nano" structures. The molecular density of its molten state is preserved instantly in newly formed "steel flakes." This "super powder" is combined using intense compression, similar to the way diamonds are formed.
A steel that gets sharp, stays sharp, and is easy to sharpen...
All of our blades are designed, engineered, crafted, and tested at New West KnifeWorks' headquarters in Jackson Hole. Powder metal steel allows our craftsmen to accentuate the tapering of the blade to realize its maximum potential. The tapering from the spine to the edge lightens the knife and allows for an incredibly fine edge. Further tapering toward the front of the blade gives extra bite where you begin most of your cuts. In the past you had to choose between toughness and sharpness, this very special material lets you have it all. The difference in the experience on the cutting board is profound.
Layers of fiberglass, cloth-expoxy are compressed and cooked into G10 sheets. The material is hand-shaped and polished around the knife tang and as the material is ground away, the layers of color reveal themselves in resplendent patterns The results are colors which seem to live and dance on a handle that is virtually indestructible. The only other folks who are combining this elite handle material with S35vn steel are the US Special Forces. Don't let the pretty handles fool you- these are the highest performance materials on the market- the icing on the cake is they are 100% USA made by skilled American craftsmen.