Friday, October 19

10E2067: Giveaway - New West Knifeworks





For over 10 years, New West KnifeWorks and owner Corey Milligan have created these distinctive knives. I have to be honest I have seen them in magazines previously but just sort of whipped by them... need to get out more maybe. My loss. Need to get some color in my life. These Fusionwood handles are created from hardwood logged in Vermont.

The blades are made of US Steel and cut ground and finished by the Lamson and Goodnow Company, America's oldest cutlery manufacturer, in nearby Shelburne Falls, MA. That 1800s  factory is now run completely on hydro power generated on site,  making this a very "green" knife.

The example above is a Mini Chopper; 3.4" blade with an 8" overall length, aka the cheese cleaver. New West KnifeWorks is giving one of these away to a 10e reader [update - or a pairing knife if you prefer -J]  simply visit their site then leave a first impression comment here on 10e or via twitter. Winner pulled at 5pm EST. UPDATE KC - you won. Email me your mailing address. Congrats.

They are also running a competition via facebook to win a 4 piece knife set - link. Not bad. Thanks guys.

30 comments:

Chris Adamiak said...

Well, I can say I am loving the layered handle, The colours look brilliant. Brings some life to they typical knife for sure.

Chris Adamiak said...

Well, I can say I am loving the layered handle, The colours look brilliant. Brings some life to they typical knife for sure.

el_gato1 said...

Wow, those are hot. Handles have a very Haroshi feel to them. Might be time to finally get rid of the Bed Bath & Beyond specials and step up to a real knife. And is it weird that I'm pretty stoked on their spatula as well?

KC said...

Usually I tend towards a more classic Sabatier style knife, but gotta say I'm loving those handles.

james at 10engines said...

@elgato - i need a slotted spatula... good call.

DB said...

The heavy dose of info on the site is a nice touch -- sharpening and forged vs. stamped I found helpful.

dali said...

their pairing knife looks interesting.

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RJ said...

The Cocobolo Paring Knife would be my pick. The big chef's knives look sweet but I've already got a trusty workhorse in my kitchen.

james at 10engines said...

@dali if you win you can pick that one instead. J

mjking said...

Hello:
I like the knife's style and shape. Not too hot about the colored handle. Wood grain doesn't need embellishing.

Cheers,
mjking

Chailvr said...

This college kid could use a great knife for prepping camp food. Looks like this could be a beautiful starting point to my kit, particularly since I'm trying to emphasize Made in the USA.

Suzy Creamcheese said...

So nice, would make great wedding gift.I've passed by that factory in Shelburne Falls :) Cool place.

Tobias said...

Nothing make cooking more enjoyable that using the right tool. This knife is the right tool.

BL said...

The colored handles are amazing as well as the block knife holder. Would love to add one of these to the collection.

Jeff Gurtman said...

Love the full tang and the mini-chopper looks like a great shape.

james at 10engines said...

@jeff full tang essential.

Chuck said...

These are gorgeous.

Rob said...

If the balance and feel is even close to their look this is one hell of a knife.

appeasement party said...

I bet these knives are as nice to hold as they are to look at.

sep said...

Cool, who can't use a good new knife.

Andy Lei said...

So good looking! Makes me want to cook more.

Kate said...

That wood grain is just plain sexy. Love the Santoku.

Unknown said...

The colors are amazing; did you see the knife blocks? Geez.

Bukra said...

Totally love it, and need to add some color to my chromed out knife magnet!!

Stormy Arthur said...

Ok, I really like the slotted spatula, am I weird?

Vanessa Walker said...

Absolutely beautiful woodgrain and blade. Drool!

Philip Fibiger said...

Stunning handles and very nice blade profiles. I'm liking them a lot.

18milesperhour.com said...

Met him at a craft fair when he first started and picked up several- been using them for...well, must be a decade now. They're gorgeous but those bold colors fade fast, I must say. Quite comfortable and balanced. They don't stay sharp for long, but I like having purchased them from the maker.

james at 10engines said...

@18miles I believe the blades were made in Japan previously - great pedigree for sure - but now US Steel from Lansom and sharpness touted. You are a great test case though. Thx