Giveaway: New West Knifeworks’ Fusionwood Santoku Chef’s Knife

This giveaway has ended.  Check back on Saturday, December 4 for the winner!

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

Today’s giveaway is a Santoku Chef’s Knife from New West Knifeworks’ new Fusionwood line!

Chefs, bloggers, food writers and foodies alike are all abuzz over these chef knives from New West Knifeworks. And who wouldn’t be crazy over these hot commodities? One hundred-percent American-made with a high-carbon steel steel blade and a unique hand-crafted colored hardwood veneer handles – the Fusionwood kitchen knives are as beautiful as they are practical.

Read on to learn more about New West knives and how you can win this incredible tool for your kitchen.

Knife Art

I once catered an extravagant holiday dinner party in the home of a very well-to-do couple. They had a stunning art collection, including an original Picasso, and I remember wondering what it must feel like to own such a precious piece.

I don’t wonder any more.

There is no question that the folks at New West Knifeworks are creating knife art, and their Fusionwood line is like the Picasso of knives: bold, strikingly beautiful, colorful, and oh-so-unique.

The creativity and craftsmanship of New West founder, Corey Milligan, has not gone unnoticed. His knives have been featured in many of the nation’s top culinary and design magazines including Fine Cooking, Saveur, GC and Wine Spectator.

Why, just this week, New York Magazine featured the very knife I’m giving away today!

About the Fusionwood Santoku

Since the Santoku arrived, I’ve been putting it through its paces, chopping everything from delicate herbs, to chicken carcasses.

The beauty of this Santoku is its many uses. It is heavy enough to do some moderate cleaver work for bones and carcasses, sharp enough to slice through fish without mushing it, and plows through everyday vegetable prep with ease.

It’s definitely a work horse in the kitchen and a fantastic all-purpose knife for the home.

I also love that their Santoku is currently the ‘greenest’ knife in America. New West KnifeWorks moved knife production from Japan back to the USA this summer, and the local factory is run completely on hydro power generated on site!

Speaking of green and colors, the trademark colored handled Fusionwood knives come in seven stunning colors. Pictured to the right is ‘Peacock’ and my knife below is ‘Jessica’. You can view the other colors HERE.

Connect with New West Knifeworks

Stay in touch with New West Knifeworks on Facebook, Twitter, or sign up for their newsletter to receive:

  • Special holiday promotions
  • New product announcements
  • Exclusive recipes from the professional chefs who use New West knives

And if you’re in New York City, you can stop by their booth in Bryant Park’s holiday market, which is open until January 3rd!

Giveaway winner will receive one New West Knifeworks’ Santoku Chef’s Knife from the Fusionwood line valued at $159 USD!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What is your current “all-purpose” kitchen knife?

2. For an extra entry, “like” New West Knifeworks AND Simple Bites on Facebook. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

This giveaway will end tonight, Wednesday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Pam Pearce says

    My grandmothers Knife…the blade is curved just right

  2. These knives are amazingly beautiful. If they work as well as they look they are a winner. We use Hinkel’s and are pleased but they are not top of the line and it shows. Pick me, Pick me, please (:

  3. I am glad to say I have ‘liked’ both New West Knifeworks and Simple bites on FB…

  4. The knife that I use regularly is a Paderno steak knife. It’s serrated, flexible,slim,curved and sharp. I also use a small,curved bladed Henckels paring knife for peeling potatoes.

  5. I have a “I have no idea the brand” set of knives that I use….and could FOR SURE, use something new….and something that is actually a chef’s knife!!!!

  6. I am embarrased to say my knifes are from walmart and several years old.

  7. I’m embarrassed to say I don’t have one! I usually reach for one of those steak serrated knives–does that count?!

  8. I “like” both Simple Bites and New West Knifeworks on FB.

  9. Liked both on fb.

  10. We use a knife that my husband’s uncle got from a restaurant he used to work in. We could definitely use an upgrade.

  11. I have a cheap little kitchen knife but considering I have now cut myself twice because it was so dull, I think it is time to get a new one.

  12. What beautiful knives. Our go-to knife is a dull – in need of sharpening – Wustoff chef’s knife that we got when we got married. It’s a nice knife but has nothing on the beauty of these. Lovely work. Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. I “liked” – thanks again for the giveaway!

  14. May Canadians enter? My current all-purpose knife is a chef’s knife from Canadian Tire – it works surprisingly well, but I know it’s not a great knife.

  15. I like NWK and SB on facebook.

  16. I registered for a Henckles knife block for my wedding, and when we started downsizing we realized the Santoku was the only one we loved. We have two of those so my husband can do all the chopped veggies while I work on the rest of dinners!

  17. My go-to knife is a Henkels 7″ chef knife. Love the handles on the Fusionwood ones!

  18. I have a 4″ paring knife that I use for just about everything.

  19. Lori Kachowski says

    I use Cuisinart knives daily…they are great knives but I’m always looking for improvement. I bet yuu are really enjoying this giveaway?!

  20. Lori Kachowski says

    I pressed “like” on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaways!! keeping my fingers crossed!

  21. my current all-purpose knife is another santoku. they are wonderful. i would love one in a different size like this!

  22. Meghann P. says

    My all-purpose knife is one that came in my tool set from culinary school – I’m not even sure what brand it is, but it’s sharp and heavy and just the right size.

  23. My all purpose knife is a chef’s knife from Pampered Chef. But I can always use more!

  24. Meghann P. says

    I like New West Knifeworks and Simple Bites on FB.

  25. I have a chef’s knife from JCPenney that works pretty well for me. But this one looks awesome!

  26. My knife of the moment is a Victrinox 8″ chefs knife. It’s okay, but nothing like what you are generously giving away.

  27. I like you both on Facebook.

  28. I don’t really have a good knife that I always reach for, most of ours are old and need to go away but I don’t have the money to spend on some good ones. 🙁 Usually I just reach in and grab one, carefully of course!

  29. I have an old forged steel 10″ blade that is lovingly sharpened over and over again.

  30. My all purpose knife is a Chicago Cutlery Santoku knife.

  31. my favorite knife right now is a serrated kitchen knife. these are BEautiful!! a piece of art in the kitchen!

  32. I usually just grab a knife from our butcher block. My husband is the chef in our family though and he would just love this knife for Christmas!

  33. i like you both on Facebook!

  34. My favorite knife is my Calphalon Santoku!

  35. My current knife is a chicago cutlery knife I got as a wedding present. Would love, love, love a new knife though!

  36. My all-purpose knife is an old chef’s knife. 🙂 That Fusionwood is beautiful!!!

  37. I also “liked” on facebook!

  38. My current all-purpose knife is the chef’s knife that came with the set we got when we married. I think they’re Faberware.

  39. I use my chef’s knife the most, but I also use a paring knife and tomato knife frequently.

  40. I’ve got an old knife block from Pampered Chef, and those are my go-to knives.

  41. I liked.

  42. Sharon Marta says

    Mine all purpose knife is a Kitchen Aid.

  43. Michelle Malette says

    My fave & best knife is a $3.99 chef’s knife from Value Village. I could definitely use a beautiful upgrade!!

    Thanks for the chance to win this incredibly beautiful & functional piece of art!!

  44. Michelle Malette says

    I liked both!!

  45. My orange handled gusto grip Rachael Ray santoku-chef knife cross is my go-to knife for just about everything. It’s a goodie. But, alas, now I have a terrible case of knife envy. Seems I cannot do without the very pretty (oh so pretty) Fusionwood santoku. Help! Please help!

  46. I have a set of Gerber knives with a metal, pebble finish metal handle. They are probably 30 years old and I use the large chef’s knife for just about everything. I love the handles but have noticed lately that we can’t seem to keep the blades sharp. I’m thinking of buying some new knives and would love to win this beautiful knife to see how far knives have come in the past 30 years!

  47. I have a J.A. Henkels knife that I bought nearly 14 years ago when I got my first apartment. I need to have it sharpened… and it’s not nearly as pretty as the one being given away.

  48. Our favorite all time knife is a Wustof.

  49. Jenny Runyan says

    Sadly, my current all-purpose kitchen knife is one that came with a set from Target five years ago for my wedding. I registered for the cheapest set they had….and though it’s done well for me, I would feel so much fancier using a knife that actually works well!

  50. My favorite all purpose knife is a Mesermiester Santoku I love it, but this one is a lot prettier.