Please The Palate Pick of the Week: New West Knifeworks Teton Edge Santoku knife

With all the cooking we are now doing at home, a good knife is a must. I recently acquired a new knife and have not been able to put it down. From its elegant beauty to its weight and balance to the powerful steel blades and the gorgeous handle, I am utterly obsessed by my Teton Edge Santoku knife by New West Knifeworks and that is why it is the Please The Palate Pick of the Week.

The knives of New West Knifeworks have powder metal steel blades that are designed, engineered, crafted and tested at the New West KnifeWorks’ headquarter in the Teton Mountains in Wyoming. The blade has an incredibly fine edge that is tough and sharp! I have sliced open a watermelon or pineapple in one easy stroke and have minced garlic and herbs. I absolutely love cutting and chopping with this knife!

And the Teton Edge Santoku knife is a santoku knife. Originating from Japan, a santoku knife has small divots on the blade to prevent food from sticking to it. Instead of small divots, my knife has the Teton mountain range etched on it. Not only is it an attractive design but it is special to me as I grew up skiing with my family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And, nothing sticks to the knife when I am cutting.

To top it off, the Teton Edge Santoku knife has a gorgeous colorful and sturdy handle, called a G-Fusion handle. It is made of layers of fiberglass and cloth-epoxy compressed and cooked into G10 sheets. It is then hand-shaped revealing layers of color.

The Teton Edge Santoku knife is a piece of art. It is a sturdy, exceptionally functional knife that I enjoy using every day and that is why it is the Please The Palate pick of the week.