"America's Best" paring knife.
A comparison by Cooking Light's test kitchen called this beauty "America's Best" paring knife. Don't be fooled, this wasn't a beauty pageant, it was a cutting board obstacle course focused on finding the champion in a variety of jobs- peeling, coring, mincing, pitting-- that the G-Fusion paring knife looks good getting the job done is just icing on the cake.
Cutting edge design equals paring proficiency.
Most paring knives are very "pointy" and often unintentionally dig into fruit and vegetables interrupting the flow of cuts. 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.
G-Fusion: 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 palettes to enhance the beauty of the tool and inspire kitchen creativity.
Blade length 2.875 inches
Overall length 7.0 inches
Max blade width .625 inches
Steel thickness .120 inches
Blade thickness .075-.020 inches
Weight 2.3 ounces
Steel Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60