URU STEEL: The Stuff of Legends.
In Norse mythology, “Uru” refers to the rarest substance in the universe out of which Thor’s hammer was made. We felt that was a fitting homage for the powder metal, stainless Damascus known as Damasteel. New West KnifeWorks has partnered with the Damasteel Company of Soderfors, Sweden to produce the raw steel billet. The Swedish company is the sole producer of powder metal, stainless Damascus in the world. The blades are cut, ground, heat-treated, and hand-finished in America by the skilled makers of New West KnifeWorks.
Made for Great Deeds.
Though it looks like it belongs in an art gallery, the Uru Chef set was made for mythic accomplishments in the kitchen. The use of powder metal allows for performance far superior to traditionally, hand-forged, carbon-damascus steel or Japanese production “clad” damascus steel. PM steel is tougher allowing for super-thin blades with unparalleled cutting ability. The steel is also stainless rated which makes maintenance simple and ensures their beauty and performance last many lifetimes.
Timeless Desert Ironwood.
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. These richly grained handles and super sharp blades will impress the most selective chef knife aficionados.
The 3” 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. Though the blade is small, the handle is ample, giving the blade a firm agility in the hand. Learn more about the Paring