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New West Knifeworks Damascucs "The 9" Chef Knife Reviews

Nicko

A detailed review of New West Knife Works Damascus steel blade chefs knife.

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Pros: Excellent edge, well made

Cons: pricey

Every once in a while, running a large online food community like ChefTalk has some special perks like getting to test New West Knife Work's Damascus forged "The 9" (pictured below).  A feeling similar to test driving a close friend's new Porsche is the feeling I got when I received this knife and took it for a test drive. Simply put, this is a great knife.   New West Knives are made by Corey Milligan of Jackson Hole, WY. They offer two lines of knives, both of which are outstanding. The Phoenix line is touted as Japanese knives with a Western flair and they seem to be geared more for the professional chef. All of the Phoenix line blades are made from Damascus steel with unique Corian (as...
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Rogue01

NewWest Knifeworks "9" (non damascus)

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Pros: great feel, excellent blade, holds edge, BALANCED, US made

Hey folks.   I've been lucky enough to use the NW Knifeworks "9" for a couple of months now and absolutely LOVE it. Despite having several other santokus and chef knives of similar length in my kit, I find myself reaching for the nine more than any of the rest of them. It's just comfortable. I dont find myself fatiguing during long days or days riddled with lots of prep. It's extremely well balanced and holds a wonderful edge. On top of it all, it's fun to look at! For those of you in need of a new knife, give Corey and the folks at NewWest a call and scoop up one of their japanese steel, japanese inspired, US made knives. Sharpening for life and it hasn't left the...
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