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8" Western Chef

8" Western Chef

Old West on the cutting edge. The Western Chef is a nod to our Jackson Hole roots that combines a hefty, Western design with elite steel. Serve up gourmet grub at camp with a clip-point blade that’ll make a grizzly think twice about sticking their nose in your skillet.

Regular price $430.00
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Color: Lichen

This item is made to order and ready to ship May 25th.


James Beard meets Jim Bowie. 
While many of our knives are designed for culinary samurai, this one is for the kitchen cowboy. As the name implies, it’s all Western. Japanese blade-making favors light-weight, super-sharp blades for agile slicing. The Western Chef is about heft and power, sporting a heavy, almost cleaver-width blade for hacking, chopping, and dicing. Given the choice, if your hands itch for a two-handed broadsword rather than a rapier or katana, look no further, this knife is for you. Keep it in your knife roll or wear it on your chaps — the Western Chef will have you ready for the rodeo when things get Western in your kitchen.


Blade length 8 1/2 in
Total length 14 3/4 in
Height 2 3/8 in
Blade thickness 0.015 in
Spine thickness 0.12 in
Weight 10.1 oz
Steel CPM S35VN
Rockwell scale 58-60 HRC
Made in USA

Use & Care

  • Hand wash with warm soapy water and hand dry for maximum edge retention and stain resistance. For safety and edge protection, store dry knives in their leather sheath, in a wood block, or on a magnet designed to hold knives. For a full tune-up: free lifetime sharpening.
  • Do not put in the dishwasher - this will dull the knife.
  • For edge retention, cut only on wood or softer plastic cutting boards.
  • As needed, apply a light coat of mineral oil to the handle with a soft cloth to enhance vibrance. 
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Lifetime Sharpening

Stay sharp with free tune ups for life. Drop by a store or ship it our way.

Free Returns

Not the right fit? Try another option, or get a full refund within 30 days.

Lifetime Warranty

Every knife comes with a lifetime 100% performance satisfaction guarantee.

It’s like a cleaver with a swooping tip for more precision work like taking the core out of a cabbage or riding the bone on a rib. Also, my favorite for breaking down a watermelon.

The New West Difference

Unmatched Performance

We use CPM S35VN particle metallurgy steel which has the best combination of sharpness, toughness, edge-holding, stain resistance, and sharpenability on the market.

G-Fusion Handle

G10 is an aerospace-grade, fiberglass-epoxy composite material that is virtually indestructible. We developed unique color palettes to inspire creativity in the kitchen.

American Made

Every knife we make is crafted from start to finish by an individual maker in the Teton Mountains using American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.


Sustainably sourced, richly textured desert ironwood grows in Arizona where the water-depleted environment creates a grain structure so dense that it sinks in water. The extreme density of ironwood makes it a strong and durable choice of handle material.

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