The A-Team are a fearsome foursome with varied abilities who get tough jobs done with style. This set came together as several New West team members who are especially into entertaining agreed this covers all the bases for inspired home cooking and hosting dinner parties.
The Superbread does double duty as the baguette slicer for cocktail hour snacks and apps, then serves as the perfect tool to carve cooked meats. The Teton Edge Santoku and Petty are a tag team to knock out prep for main course meats and veggies. Lastly, the paring knife is the ultimate cocktail lime-wedge slicer and "Face" for the cheese board.
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.
The Teton Edge Santoku is a chef knife for any home or professional kitchen. A full size chef knife that is lightweight and agile with a broad enough blade for scooping food from the cutting board. Unlike other brands, New West's Santoku features a generous curve to accommodate chopping. The “Teton Edge” replaces the traditional santoku “dimples” with an etched semblance of the Teton Mountain range. As with the dimples, the etching helps the blade slice smoothly through food without sticking- but the Teton Edge does it even better. New West's Santoku is a NY Magazine "Best Bet", a pick of Saveur 100, and a favorite of Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli, who said the Santoku "makes me feel like I can achieve anything."
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."
The G-Fusion paring knife has a modified "Drop Point Design" which results in a more "forgiving" knife that doesn't get stuck when, for example, coring an apple or removing the eyes of a potato. Once you get used to this unique shape, you'll love it and never want to use another paring knife. The broad belly and generous curve are particularly perfect for those who tend to use a paring knife for everything. Though the blade is small, the handle is ample- giving the blade a firm agility in the hand.