“The Cadillac of its kind.”

- The Wall Street Journal

“ 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

2pc Cowboy Cook Set Ironwood


Cowboys and Cowgirls, get a load of this. The Western Chef partnered up with the world-famous Petty in this winning combination. The Petty is nimble enough to handle all the details and the Western Chef packs enough punch to chop anything you might have in your rucksack. 

The Western Chef
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 (or sous chef) think twice about sticking their nose in your skillet. 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- 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 rodeo when things get Western in your kitchen. Learn more about the Western Chef.

The Petty
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 while also taking on some of the slicing and dicing jobs of a large chef knife when you don't want to switch back and forth. This popular knife was described by Bon Appetit as "the perfect balance of power and grace." Learn more about the Petty

Desert Ironwood
As the first major addition to our chef knife collection since switching to G10 handles for our "G-Fusion" line, New West KnifeWorks is proud to offer our line of Desert Ironwood S35VN chef knives. After months of testing various hardwoods and laminate woods for durability, water resistance, and overall look and feel, the richly textured desert ironwood rose to the top.

Because desert ironwood grows in such water-depleted environments, its grain structure is incredibly dense (so dense that it sinks in water), which leads it to have incredible strength and durability. In fact - this wood is so hard that it takes more material and time for our production team to get the scales shaped into New West's smooth and ergonomic knife handles.

To care for this material, we recommend avoiding harsh soaps or solvents on the handle (a little dish soap now and then is fine). The deep colors and rich shine quickly come back to life with a bit of mineral oil applied with a soft cloth. No lacquer or sealant is applied to the ironwood, so it will readily absorb the oil and look shiny and new all over again.
Please note: this is a natural material and each handle will have unique grain patterns.

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