“ As beautiful as it is useful.”

- New York Times

“Makes me feel like I can achieve anything.”

- Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

“My best friend in the kitchen.”

- Hunter Lewis, Cooking Light

“Razor sharp and gorgeous.”

- Forbes

“Knife Art”

- Fine Cooking

11pc The Restaurateur Set Ironwood.


An entrepreneur, adroit with a knife, charm in spades, and a super-taster's palate - the ultimate restaurateur. With that persona in mind, we've created our first signature knife set that includes knives for preparation, serving, and dining - The Restaurateur Set. If you've been following us for a while, you know we don't usually do deals like this- obviously, these are unusual times. And so, we are offering this set for those who want it all.

Pulling out all the stops, this set includes:

  • 12" Chris Kidder Special - a trophy knife facade with workhorse performance
  • 8" Chef - cutting board agility, "extremely well balanced" (Eclectic Recipes)
  • 9" Superbread - serrated and easy-to-sharpen for the softest and the crispiest foods
  • 6" Petty - "perfect balance of power and grace" (Bon Appetit), detail work and quick jobs
  • 3" Mini Chopper - "equally at home on a cheese tray or bar board" (Imbibe)
  • 6pc Steak Knife Set - "imbue serving [dinner] with a sense of ceremony" (WSJ)

The Chris Kidder Special is the ultimate chef knife for those with the skill to wield it. At the perfect length for slicing everything from sushi to red meats, soft ripe vegetables, or crusty bread, this knife can perform all the chopping, dicing and general purpose work of a chef knife while having the added length to cleanly slice the softest food in one long stroke. Unique design aspects include that the spine does not taper for the first 4" of the knife length which maintains the right amount of stiffness for chopping. Additionally, the wider blade width ensures that Chef's knuckles won't hit the cutting board when chopping. Learn more about the Chris Kidder Special.

The "Light-Speed 8": new spin on a classic shape.
For folks who find a traditional 8-inch chef cumbersome or intimidating, the graceful blade shape, tapered tang, and super thin blade grind turn this precision instrument into an extension of your hand. Learn more about the 8" Chef Knife.

Our 9” SuperBread Chef Knife is a 100% New West KnifeWorks signature design. As a bread knife it has unparalleled ability to slice crusty, flaky, or delicate baked goods without the same crumbling effect of lesser bread knives. Much more than just a bread knife, this is the ultimate slicer for meats, tomatoes, gravlax, and any other soft food that has a tendency to crush when sliced. Because the edge cuts so aggressively, many chefs use this as their primary knife for prep work as it will cut through a crate of vegetables with virtually no effort. Our unique 'wave' serration gives you an incredibly sharp edge and has the unique capacity to be honed and fully sharpened using a ceramic steel. Learn more about The Superbread.

The Petty is the ultimate kitchen utility knife. This classic Japanese blade shape works great as a peeling, paring, boning and carving knife for vegetables, fruits, herbs and other delicate work. However, it will also take on some of the slicing and dicing jobs of a large chef knife when you don't want to switch back and forth. Professional chefs swear by its versatility. Our Petty was described by Bon Appetit as "the perfect balance of power and grace." Learn more about the Petty Knife.

The Mini Chopper: paring precision plus cutting board power.
Are these paring knives on steroids or chef knives with an inferiority complex? The Mini Chopper is a beautiful little workhorse that is small enough to hold in the hand for precision paring jobs but holds its own on the cutting board chopping vegetables and slicing chicken breasts.
Learn more about the Mini Chopper.

6pc Steak Knife Set: "The best steak knives" Chef Matt Molina in Food & Wine Magazine
These stylish steak knives cut even better than they look. The unique blade has serration where it's needed to protect the edge from cutting on hard ceramic plates, with razor-sharp straight edges to finish the cut. Our 2.0 steak knife features a super thin plunge ground blade and tapered tang for incredible cutting ability and balance.

The classy, sustainable wool box is handcrafted and made for display while keeping the knives in peak shape. Learn more about Steak Knives.

USA steel: the cutting edge is American made.
For the last several decades, innovation in high tech sectors has led to the development of new super-steels. The ultimate steak knife requires elite edge holding and high stain resistance. 440C provides the best fusion of these elements, resulting in knives that stay sharp and beautiful on the table.


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