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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Festival: New West KnifeWorks Review


Today's Fall Festival feature at Snafood:
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook Review and Giveaway and
King Arthur Flour Review and Giveaway!

Also on The Speedy Gourmet today: Chef Pro Scoop and Sift Review and Giveaway

Today's featured company:
New West Knife Works!

I have a confession to make, dear readers.  I am a cutter.  Well, not like that - but I do always cut myself while cooking.  I am a great cook, but I do tend to make family members nervous when I use my knives.  A friend recently told me that it is easier to cut yourself on dull knives than on sharp ones.  Ummm okay.  She was right though. I realized that all of my knives were old and dull (and ugly) and I was really struggling to cut things (apparently there wasn't a struggle cutting myself - that seemed to happen easily and often!).

new west knife works reviewI cannot tell you how thrilled I was to hear that I would be reviewing a knife - not just any knife - but a knife from New West KnifeWorks.  As I looked around on their website to choose my new "treasure", I was ooohing and ahhhing for the longest time.  I was looking for a Fusionwood Knife - Chopper, yet I did not realize how hard the decision would be.  These are available in so many gorgeous colors.  I figured knives were all boring - black and silver.

After much deliberation, I decided on the Fusion Chopper in Sunburst.
Our Fusionwood chefs knives are as functional as they are beautiful. Premium high-carbon stainless tool steel and beautiful hardwood veneer handles are fused into a technically flawless culinary instrument for professional or home chefs. The chefs knives Fine Cooking magazine called "Knife Art".
Isn't this gorgeous?!?
For those of us who love fine food, cooking is an art, and a quality knife is the artist's brush. At New West Knifeworks, we make our chef knives like we cook; we use the finest quality ingredients and prepare them with the patient hands of an artist. Our chef knives are finely tuned, quality instruments, a fusion of form and function.
Let me tell you - I absolutely love this.  It arrived in a study and handsome embossed leather sheath.  I have been using this knife quite a bit, as I have been preparing recipes to post for the Fall Festival.  I have not cut myself once, but I have cut everything else with ease. The handle is so comfortable, and I know that helps immensely as well. 

 New West KnifeWorks has other knives in addition to the Fusionwood Knives. I love the Chef Knives and the
The Phoenix knives are stunning.  Here is a little info about them from the New West KnifeWorks website:
new west knife works fusion chopper review
Japanese kitchen knives with a Western flair. Our Japanese kitchen knives are made with 33 Layers of Damascus steel, precision ground and fused to a beautiful, indestructible Nobel-Lite handle. The innovative, function-based design and unique material selection are partnered with the world renowned craftsmen of Seki City, Japan to create the new standard for Japanese kitchen knives.

If you are in the market for a new knife, I highly, highly recommend New West KnifeWorks!

You might want to take a look around on the New West KnifeWorks blog too - it's pretty neat!

Thank you to New West KnifeWorks for this review opportunity!

Blog author never gets paid to post. The only compensation for any review on this site is a sample of product for review. I received compensation for this review in the form of the Fusion Knife shown above. The opinions herein are those of blog author only. Compensation received has no bearing on any review outcome. Please refer to my Acknowlegement Policy for further information.



•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

OOhh I think the Phoenix knives look so neat! I should check them out. Our knives are good, but we could stand a second Chef's knife, for sure.

Andrea Proulx said...

The fushion chopper looks fantastic. My SIL is moving into a new home in the next month and I want to get her a nice house warming gift that she doesn't own for her kitchen. I think New West Knife Works may be my first stop for shopping. Thanks for showcasing them.

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Those look great. I am always on the lookout for good knives. They just don't last around here.