Chef Knife for the "Chef's Chef"
This uber-knife was designed with Chris Kidder, a Los Angeles uber-Chef who currently works as a personal chef and caterer to A-list celebrities and top political officials. In an article in the LA Times, he was referred to as LA’s “Chef’s Chef” for his long tenure as Chef de Cuisine at Campanile, the James Beard Award winning “standard” for Southern California cuisine.
Chris is the brother-in-law of New West founder, Corey Milligan. Milligan says “I’ve been honing my cooking skills with Chris ever since we made breakfast for a college party all nighter while drinking green beer on St Patrick's Day. I finally had to break down and make this gigantic knife for him so I could get him to use one of my knives all day, everyday. In the kitchen, he’s not easy to please.”
Agility Meets Might in Blade Design
New West KnifeWorks' Chris Kidder is the ultimate chef knife. Don't be intimidated by the size of this knife, the extra length adds leverage for slicing everything from sushi to meats, soft ripe vegetables or crusty bread. This knife can perform all the chopping, dicing and general purpose work of a chef knife while having the added length to cleanly slice the softest food in one long stroke.
Unique design aspects:
S35VN Steel: America’s Best
Like cooking, making knives depends on using the best ingredients. New West KnifeWorks' knives feature 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. These knives are made in the US with American steel and backed by a lifetime guarantee.
**Please note: this is a natural material and each handle will have it's own unique grain patterns**
In the Press
“The perfect balance of power and grace.” Bon Appetit
“Knife Art.” Fine Cooking
“My best friend in the kitchen.” Hunter Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, Food and Wine
|Max blade width||1.75||inches|
Crucible CPM S35VN Super High Carbon Stainless Powder Steel HRC 59-60