For some, an 8 is too small and a 10 is too big. Either way you slice it, "the 9" hits the sweet spot for many professional and home cooks alike. The elegant, ergonomic design is perfectly balanced so the powder metal blade can do most of the work for you.
At New West Knifeworks we consider it a privilege to have our knives in the hands of professional chefs. So, when the Editor-in-Chief of Food and Wine Magazine described the 9 as his "best friend in the kitchen", we were over the moon. Another Food and Wine editor said he "felt like it could cut through a rock" if he needed it to. The secret to this knife is the alloyed powder metal steel. This ultra-sharp and durable steel allows for a thin profile that amplifies its sharpness, so it feels like it, not just slices, but glides through food. Wide at the base, generously curved and thin at the tip, -- the 9 is extremely versatile and you will continually discover new jobs for it to do.
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.
|Max blade width||1.875||inches|
|Steel Type||Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60|
"Of all the knives I own, this is my best friend in the kitchen." Hunter Lewis, Editor-in-chief, Food & Wine Magazine
"...this one from New West KnifeWorks in Wyoming pulls double duty as a chef's knife that I'm pretty sure could cut through a rock if needed it to and a great showpiece." Noah Kaufman, Food & Wine Editor
Forbes Online Magazine- "Why can't knives be functional and beautiful? Actually, they can."
Chef Talk - "Sleek curves, colorful, polished, and ergonomic design; razor sharp and fast slicing; if this knife were a car it would likely be a late 1970's Corvette Stingray. And when you hold it in your hand you'll notice a couple things, too. One is that it is really comfortable. The long curved handle is not only lovely to look at, but it's ergonomic design makes it nice to hold as well. But the thing that struck me the first time I held it was its weight, or more specifically, its lightness. For someone such as myself, who is more accustomed to a heavier German-style chef's knife, it's light weight was a bit disconcerting. But don't let this mislead you, because this knife-I found out-is a workhorse in the kitchen. And the combination of it's lightness and ergonomic design makes it comfortable to work with for long periods."
Emily K. (Private Chef- Greenport, NY) "My 9" chef is just what the doctor ordered! Big enough to blow through prep but light enough to still have precision. It's really well balanced and easy to handle. I also was really comfortable holding it and it fit perfectly in my hand. Obviously I now have the coolest looking knife in any kitchen I walk into as well!"
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