Our Story

About Us

For those of us who love fine food, cooking is an art, and the knife is the artist's brush. At New West KnifeWorks, we make our knives like we cook; we use the finest ingredients and prepare them with the patient hands of an artist. Each knife is a finely crafted masterpiece, a fusion of form and function.

New West KnifeWorks was founded by Corey Milligan originally to design, develop, and produce knives for fine art and craft shows. From its inception, the goal has been not only to produce the finest quality knives in the world, but also to design these tools to be works of art that inspire excellence in food preparation and beautify the kitchen. Corey has had much success in this mission. The knives have been accepted at many of the nation's top juried fine art shows and have won several awards. Furthermore, the knives have been featured in many of the nation's top publications.

Corey Milligan

Corey runs the worldwide headquarters of New West KnifeWorks in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He spent many years working in commercial kitchens where he learned the importance and pleasure of working with a fine knife. He's used many different qualities of blades and has the scars to prove it! This experience inspired him to design tools that are beautiful but, even more importantly, are functional, durable, and the finest quality knives available anywhere. New West KnifeWorks knives are the culmination of countless hours of hands on work, intensive study, and the instruction of other knife-makers in the U.S. and Japan.

"My passion for creating fine cutlery is matched by my love of fine food. Of course, growing up in Ohio with mom's midwestern home-cooking. Early lessons in preparing Asian cuisine. Cooking in commercial kitchens. Living in California and cooking with my brother-in-law and James Beard award winning chef, Chris Kidder. The challenge of growing, hunting and gathering the freshest natural ingredients in Jackson Hole. All of these influences lead me to create unique cuisine which I guess you might call 'New Western' as well. This passion for fine food constantly inspires me to create, test and refine my cutlery into the finest tools available anywhere."

- Corey Milligan