Around this time last year I did a review for a pair of knives from a company called New West KnifeWorks. Aside from being high quality (and very sharp) knives, New West KnifeWorks has another distinct feature about them – their beautiful and unique handles. The handles are made out of colorful wood, allowing consumers to purchase knives to match their kitchen décor. Or you could op to have their rainbow colored handles. You can see the variety of colors in the above photo. My favorite is the rainbow handle. I own two with the rainbow handle.
Another great thing about New West KnifeWork’s knives is that they are 100% American made. These impressive knives rival, if not totally surpass, knives made by Japanese and German brands.
If you would like to read my original review you can find it here – A “Must Have” for Every Kitchen. Please note that the giveaway on that post ended last year.
Since I received the knives last year to review they are the only sharp knives that I use for cooking and even baking (I use the larger knife to cut homemade bread and cakes).
New West KnifeWorks recently reached out to me to ask if I’d like to try out their Fusionwood 2.0 knives. They are the same high quality knives that I have loved and enjoyed for the past year with one big difference – they are lighter in weight.
When I hold the original knives that I received from New West KnifeWorks last year you can tell they are a substantial knife. There is a bit of weight to them. They are not heavy, but you can feel the weight of the steel.
Since I love these knives so much I was more than happy to try out the new Fusionwood 2.0 knives. The new knives are twice as sharp and are made out of a very light, elite steel.
I received free to review the New West KnifeWorks 2.0 Santoku and Mini-Chopper.
Wow. They were not kidding when they said the knives were light weight. There is a noticeable difference in the weight. These knives are much lighter (and equally as beautiful).
Just because these knives weight less doesn’t mean that they don’t cut as well as the original knives. They are not keeping when they say these knives are sharper than the originals. They are super sharp and can handle all my cutting needs. In fact my husband used the Santoku this morning to cut up a Honey Dew. The knife cut through the Honey Dew as if it was cutting through butter. There was no hesitation with the knife. It went right through the fruit.
I do love my original knives but I must say the 2.0 versions have quickly become my favorites and my “go to” knives for all my cutting needs. I use the Mini-Chopper on a daily basis whether it’s to cut up some apple slices, cut up vegetables to make salad or to cut the fat off steak meat. In fact I keep it in the drawer with our eating utensils (spoons, butter knives, forks…). I normally keep my sharp knives in a separate drawer.
All New West KnifeWorks knives also come with a thick leather sleeve to protect the knives as well as your fingers.
Do you like what you see? You can win a set of knifes with the New West KnifeWorks Summer Giveaway on their Facebook page. Simply visit http://conta.cc/13n5P8L for your chance to enter and win your own.
You can win a customized four piece knife set from New West Knifeworks including a large, medium and small knife. They will even help the winner find the perfect set for their needs.
If you enter – Good Luck! Trust me, you’ll love these knives.
*I received free products to review. I was not compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.