Giveaway: New West KnifeWorks Chef’s Knife

Fusionwood 2.0 chef's knife

A couple of years ago, I got an email from the folks at New West KnifeWorks, asking if I’d be interested in trying out a couple of their knives. Because I’m always on the look-out for the perfect kitchen knife, I said yes. They sent me a chef’s knife and a paring knife from their original Fusionwood line.

Over time, I found that while I really liked the paring knife, the chef’s knife felt a little clunky in my hand. That had, in large part, to do with the blade. It was really heavy and thick. I found that while it was great for whacking through dense things, but it was just too darn hefty for daily chopping.

in action

Isn’t Scott a good hand model?

Recently, I heard from New West KnifeWorks again. They were writing to say that they’ve redesigned their knives to use a “super steel*” that allows the blades to be both thinner and stronger than the previous version and would I be interested in trying one out. I said yes again (I can’t resist kitchenware).

The Fusionwood 2.0 eight-inch chef’s knife arrived a couple weeks back now and it has rapidly become one of my favorite things in my kitchen. That gorgeous grip feels quite natural in my hand, the blade is much lighter and appears to be holding its edge quite well. I’ve been using it everyday and I’m not noticing a diminishment in performance as of yet.

I also really like the shape of the blade. It’s a little narrower than traditional for a chef’s knife and I’m find that to be a positive feature. When chopping dense vegetables like carrots and potatoes, the pieces fall off the blade easily instead of clinging to its surface. A very useful thing as we head into the season of root vegetables and holiday cooking.

on the cutting board

I also like the fact that New West KnifeWorks strives to be a conscientious company. Their knives are made in Wyoming and the factory is run on power generated by their own hydropower plant. What’s more, all the knives have a lifetime guarantee for non-commercial use. If you’re unhappy with it, they will replace it. And, if you break a knife through mistreatment (though I can’t imagine any of you responsible Food in Jars readers doing such a thing), they will replace it at half price. In these days disposal everything, it’s truly lovely to see a company making good stuff and standing by.

New West KnifeWorks has given me a second Fusionwood 2.0 eight-inch chef’s knife to giveaway to one of my readers. Here’s what to do to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post. Tell me one thing you’re doing this week to get ready for Thanksgiving (getting your knives sharpened is always good in preparation for a days of cooking).
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, November 16, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.

But wait, there’s more! New West is also giving away a four-piece set of their knives on Facebook. Click here to visit the entry page and throw your hat into the ring for that contest as well!

*The official name is S35VN Powderized Steel.

Disclosure: New West KnifeWorks provided me one of their Fusionwood 2.0 eight-inch chef’s knives for review and photography purposes at no cost to me. They’ve also provided the giveaway unit at no cost to me. However, they did not pay me to run this post or say nice things about them. I did that simply because I liked the product. My opinions are independently mine. 

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1,030 Responses to Giveaway: New West KnifeWorks Chef’s Knife

  1. 101
    creekrose says:

    yummy knife!! thanksgiving approaches and with it begins fall cleaning of the house, refelting our lanterns for a walk at night, going through recipes and trying some out, making table decorations

  2. 102
    jami says:

    I’m having people over and have no idea what I’m making yet (aside from turkey)
    This week I MUST figure out my menu.

  3. 103
    JanK says:

    Getting ready for Thanksgiving by making sure all my prep work is done and no last minute shopping and cleaning the house.

  4. 104
    Casey says:

    pie crusts

  5. 105
    Lisette Ruiz says:

    So far, all I’ve done is get together my recipes, but soon I’ll go shopping. That knife sure would look good in our kitchen!!

  6. 106
    Angie Gray says:

    I’m home sick today, so I am looking at recipes and enjoying posts about cooking. These are beautiful knives! I’d love to give them a try.

  7. 107
    Bethany says:

    That is a beautiful knife! I am unfortunately not getting ready for Thanksgiving this year since I will be on the road, but hopefully I will be getting close to home by then.

  8. 108
    Nicole Watts says:

    This year I won’t be able to do any of the Thanksgiving cooking or baking which is a great disappointment to me. I just delivered my 3rd child this morning via c-section and my family is taking over all of my usual duties. Although I will greatly miss the best cooking day of the year, I will enjoy the fruits of everyone else’s labor (and spending time with my beautiful new daughter).

  9. 109
    Earen Hummel says:

    I am putting together my recipe list and grocery list. This year, we decided to stay home and have Thanksgiving with just the 3 of us, so that makes my preparation pretty low key and easy!

  10. 110
    Patrick F says:

    I’m avoiding my organic chemistry lab work by flipping through myriad recipes and thinking about mulled wine.

  11. 111
    Jean says:

    I am stocking up on canned pie fillings so I can try out personal pies is 1/2 pint wide mouth jars.

  12. 112
    oukay says:

    The powers that be have decreed that dinner will be catered, but I am still prepping for a cranberry-apricot mold from the pages of Southern Living.

  13. 113
    Steven Peterson says:

    I sharpened knives on Sunday. We will update our order for the dairy this week. Definitely need cream and good buttermilk.

  14. 114
    Marnie Mayer says:

    Picking out a couple of new recipes to try for Thanksgiving.

  15. 115
    Julie says:

    We host thanksgiving and I always like to try something new. We’re almost to the point where someone asks for the same dishes from the past year, so now I need a few little recipes to try. I was on your blog earlier today looking for the pumpkin maple spread and the candies tomatoes.

  16. 116
    Heather Stout says:

    We are hosting this year. With two felines & a canine, we are trying to begin the cleaning process with the goal of having a house any cat or dog allergic loved one could enjoy without succumbing the unpleasant symptoms of allergies. Here we go!

  17. 117
    Christina Hacking says:

    I’ve planned out the menu, found the recipes I’ll be using, and purchasing the majority of the meal this week. Next week, I’ll be picking up the perishables like herbs, veggies, etc.

  18. 118
    Kristen G says:

    I’m learning how to debone a chicken in order to make a ‘turken’ (turducken without the duck)!

  19. 119
    Jo Neufeld says:

    I’m in Canada, so we already did our Thanksgiving BUT our friend from Ohio is coming to visit during HIS Thanksgiving, which we think is super special. So I’m planning a gluten-free dinner for us, and I hope it goes well 🙂

  20. 120
    magpie says:

    wow. that’s a beautiful knife.

    maybe tomorrow, i’ll figure out what to make for thanksgiving. my husband’s ordered the turkey from a small farmer – they’re planning a handoff by the side of the road someplace.

  21. 121
    denise says:

    i am doing a trial run of my mom’s stuffing recipe…first time ever cooking thanksgiving:) so i better get it right…practice the stuffing AND eat my fill before i have to share it!:)

  22. 122
    sheri chenoweth says:

    ooh how i would love a good knife!! im not making anything for thanksgiving yet, i like to wait til the weekend before

  23. 123
    Katie says:

    I’m packing in preparation for spending this Thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s family, and I’m trying to find something delicious to bring that can either be prepared 3 days in advance and make a 300 mile car trip or can be prepared in 5 minutes and requires no kitchen.

  24. 124
    Annie says:

    The only things this early are cleaning and finalizing the menu.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  25. 125
    Lindz says:

    We’re going to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving, so this week is all about coordinating the menu. 🙂 We have to make sure there are things OTHER than dessert at dinner.

  26. 126
    Elizabeth says:

    A quiet Thanksgiving this year. No family nearby. Just my husband and I so we’ll probably go out to eat.

  27. 127
    Kate Pietschman says:

    Reviewed videos on how to carve a turkey. Collected two new recipes to add to my standard fare. Good luck everyone!

  28. 128
    Nicole says:

    I chose all my recipes and have stocked up on the non-perishable items!

  29. 129
    Samantha Cox says:

    The only planning I am doing for Thanksgiving is getting ready to go to my mom’s.

  30. 130
    Christine says:

    I am getting ready emotionally… you know, for spending time with family.

  31. 131
    Smedette says:

    Packing protein/meal-replacement bars to deal with my MIL’s cooking.

    Aww…that’s harsh. Her cooking is good, just very heavy and despite knowing me for 8 years, still forgets I’m a vegetarian (last year: “I made Eggplant Parmesan for you. See? No chicken. I only put sausage in the sauce. Eat up!”).

  32. 132
    Kris says:

    Our Thanksgiving will be at my sister-in-law’s, so I just have to decide on one dish to bring. That’s probably all I do this week: choose between all the things that I’d like to make.

  33. 133
    Allison says:

    Getting a little present for my Grandma!

  34. 134
    Heather says:

    The only things I’ve done so far is confirm that we will be at my MIL’s for the holiday. Next I’ve got to harass her into letting me bring a few things…it is a fight!

  35. 135
    Lee says:

    I’ve put together my list and pre-ordered my heritage turkey. Local turkeys make all the difference!

  36. 136
    Lauren H says:

    testing and tasting new recipes!

  37. 137
    Betsey Hensley says:

    What a beautiful knife! This week I’m pickling grapes for Thanksgiving and pickling the last of this years figs for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

  38. 138
    Rebecca says:

    This week, to prepare for Thanksgiving, I’m scanning my favorite books and blogs to find new vegetable side-dish recipes. The main courses (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes) are not allowed to vary, but I want something different in the green variety.

  39. 139
    Tammy says:

    I love this knife! It would match my knitpicks knitting needles! Getting ready for Thanksgiving will mean a bike ride across the river to the Farmers Market for local cranberries & hopefully some chanterelles and what other local goodies are found there.

  40. 140
    leanne says:

    This week, we’re packing our bags for cold weather since we’re going to be heading east to PA for Thanksgiving. But, since we’ll be enjoying 2 turkey dinners on our trip, I don’t feel the need to buy a turkey to roast once we get home!

  41. 141
    Holly says:

    Working out the menu, and then hopefully shopping!

  42. 142
    lauren r. says:

    My only prep is a pre-turkey day diet so insure less damage is done next week!

  43. 143
    MJ says:

    I’m stocking up on all of my baking supplies, looking over recipes, and reading food blogs for new ideas!

  44. 144
    Melinda says:

    The food for the day always seems to come together so this week, I’m taking care of me by eating lots of healthy meals full of great cool weather vegetables. The knife is beautiful and would come in handy for all that veggie chopping :o)

  45. 145
    Jordana says:

    I’ve been combing through recipes for red pepper jelly for my family’s holdiday cheese plate! Other than that, I mostly leave the meat cooking to the grandparents.

  46. 146
    Ms. Tweetley says:

    I’m cubing and oven-browning bread for the turkey stuffing.

  47. 147
    Mike says:

    I’m a bachelor w/ no family in the area, so I’m already pretty well set up f/ Thanksgiving w/ my turkey and dressing TV dinner, but I do need to start thinking about what side dishes I’ll have along with it.

  48. 148
    Winston says:

    Today I am making a batch of caramelized onions.

  49. 149
    Diana McCune says:

    Our Thanksgiving is a large family affair. We get all the ladies together and go to dinner then everyone picks something from the list to make. I am making mini pies for everyone and homemade rolls. I love cooking and canning and those knives would look good on my wall next to my other knives on my magnetic strip. The grip will make them standout among my plain knives.

  50. 150
    Lizzie says:

    Actually, I really do need to get my knives sharpened – they’re overdue! This week I am making my menu and shopping list, and making sure I have everything I need! 🙂