It’s a well known fact with my family that I’m a bit of a klutz in the kitchen. As such, all of our knives are a bit dull because my fiancé fears that if I were to use a decent and sharp knife I would slice my finger right off in about 10 seconds. I am triumphantly proving him wrong with the New West Knife Works Petty Knife. This thing slices like a dream without the skips and jerks of slicing something like an apple with a crappy knife (the latter would actually more likely cause an accident). The folks at New West sent me the Petty a month back just in time for our Thanksgiving feast. It was utilized in preparing every single dish . . . and every single dish since then. A boutique knife company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, New West prides themselves in the quality and durability of their high-end cutlery. Their products are 100% made in the USA, and their factory is run 100% on renewable energy from their own hydropower plant. How’s that for incentive to pick up a knife or two and support this brand? Even if you just need one great knife in your arsenal, I would highly recommend the Petty. I use it first thing in the morning to dice up an apple to slicing up vegetables for a roast, and everything in between. For a chance to win their Holiday Chef Knife Giveaway Sweepstakes, head over here. It’s open till December 24th so don’t miss it!