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