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Arete Block & 7pc Chef Knife Set

Arete Block & 7pc Chef Knife Set

The Pinnacle of Knife Blocks. An homage to our Jackson Hole roots, the magnetic angles provide a striking view while keeping knives optimally at hand.

Regular price $2,569.00
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Arete: The Pinnacle of Knife Blocks 
An arete is a ridge of vertical edges that jut from a cliff face. Though a challenging climb, the ascent provides a unique view for those who reach the summit. The Arete is the apex of knife blocks. An homage to our Jackson Hole roots, the magnetic angles provide a striking view while keeping knives optimally at hand.

Virtuous Tools
The ancient Greeks celebrated the concept of “arete” as the virtue arising from the fulfillment of a purpose. As makers, that virtue is what we aim for with all of our tools and the Arete Knife Block embodies that aspiration. Sustainably sourced American hardwoods are individually milled and hand-finished to smooth out all the contours. Then, high-power, neodymium magnets are artfully embedded to support knives in unique positions that create beautiful perspective and ease of use.  

Compatible and Customizable
The Arete is adaptable and will support anywhere from 3-7 knives of different lengths and shapes. The block is designed to beautifully display your knives as you build your collection over time.  

G-Fusion Knives: America’s Best
Like cooking, making knives depends on using the best ingredients. The G-Fusion line features the highest-performing knife steel on the market-- S35VN “Powder Metal” steel. This high carbon, alloyed steel has it all: elite sharpness, toughness, edge-holding, stain resistance, and sharpenability. G-Fusion knives are made in the US with American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

G-Fusion handles are made with G10: an aerospace-grade, fiberglass epoxy composite material that is virtually bomb-proof. New West developed unique G10 color pallets to enhance the beauty of the tool and inspire kitchen creativity.

Specs

Steel CPM S35VN
Rockwell scale 58-60 HRC
Made in USA
Handle material G10 or Ironwood

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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Arete Block & 7pc Chef Knife Set

Arete Block & 7pc Chef Knife Set

Arete: The Pinnacle of Knife Blocks 
An arete is a ridge of vertical edges that jut from a cliff face. Though a challenging climb, the ascent provides a unique view for those who reach the summit. The Arete is the apex of knife blocks. An homage to our Jackson Hole roots, the magnetic angles provide a striking view while keeping knives optimally at hand.

Virtuous Tools
The ancient Greeks celebrated the concept of “arete” as the virtue arising from the fulfillment of a purpose. As makers, that virtue is what we aim for with all of our tools and the Arete Knife Block embodies that aspiration. Sustainably sourced American hardwoods are individually milled and hand-finished to smooth out all the contours. Then, high-power, neodymium magnets are artfully embedded to support knives in unique positions that create beautiful perspective and ease of use.  

Compatible and Customizable
The Arete is adaptable and will support anywhere from 3-7 knives of different lengths and shapes. The block is designed to beautifully display your knives as you build your collection over time.  

G-Fusion Knives: America’s Best
Like cooking, making knives depends on using the best ingredients. The G-Fusion line features the highest-performing knife steel on the market-- S35VN “Powder Metal” steel. This high carbon, alloyed steel has it all: elite sharpness, toughness, edge-holding, stain resistance, and sharpenability. G-Fusion knives are made in the US with American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

G-Fusion handles are made with G10: an aerospace-grade, fiberglass epoxy composite material that is virtually bomb-proof. New West developed unique G10 color pallets to enhance the beauty of the tool and inspire kitchen creativity.

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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.

Kitchen Jewelry. Individual chefs, bread and santoku knives all make great gifts on their own while the equally attractive wooden knife block makes a huge statement.

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.

Ironwood

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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