Well it’s been a while, hasn’t it? We’re all settled in at the new house and although there’s still tons of work to do, it’s slowly shaping up and we are loving the new place more and more each day!
And now that I’m officially back to blogging, I thought I’d start things back up with a bang! I have two gorgeous kitchen knives to give away thanks to the wonderful people at New West Knife Works.
As a food blogger, I am constantly bombarded with requests to write about new products. For the most part, I kindly decline these offers. But when I got an e-mail from New West Knife Works, I was instantly intrigued.
For one thing, I love knives. A good knife is a cook’s best friend. While I don’t generally accept expensive free products in exchange for a review, I did like the idea of accepting these quality knives to give away to a couple of readers. I mean, you deserve it for putting up with my sporadic and infrequent posting!
New West Knife Works sent two different types of knives and they are both absolutely beautiful! I have to tell you, it’s hard for me to give these things away!
The first one is the Fusionwood Chopper. I love the colored wood handle and curved blade. Here’s the description from the Web site:
Vegetables have nightmares about these pro quality kitchen knives. But for the slicing and chopping needs of your kitchen, this knife is a dream. The winner of the “New West Salsa Test”. The perfect knife for those who find a large chef knife unwieldy.
Just look at that beautiful blade! With a 5 1/2 inch blade, this knife is much smaller than what I am used to. But it feels great in my hand and I am seriously thinking about adding the Fusionwood Chopper to my Christmas wish list!
The Petty is the perfect peeling, paring, boning and carving knife for vegetables, fruits, herbs, and other delicate work. A traditional Japanese blade shape, the petty is becoming a must have for the American kitchen. The home user who finds a larger chef knife unwieldy will find the petty a suitable alternative as an everyday chef knife.
The Phoenix knives are made in Seki, Japan, a place known as The City of Swords. I love the delicate thin blade on this knife and it, too, might someday fit nicely in my own collection!
So, here’s how this will work. In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is leave a comment and tell us why you would like a new kitchen knife. If you already have a great set of knives, it would nice if you would sit this one out and give some others a chance. But I’m not putting any restrictions on the contest. If you would like to be considered, just leave a comment.
At the close of the contest, I will randomly select two people using a random number generator. The contest will end on Thursday at 1pm (pst). I will post the winners by the end of that day!
Good luck, everyone!
And thanks again to Corey and Michael at New West Knife Works for introducing us to their wonderful knives!
EDIT: The contest is over. Comments were closed at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18