Savernake Knives

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Location

Marlborough, United Kingdom.

 

Company Overview

Savernake Knives is the brainchild of a small team of knife-makers whose expertise ranges from consultancy to engineering. Founded only in 2017, the company combines the latest in CNC design technology and artisanal craftsmanship to produce its more than 44,000 unique knife combinations. 

The Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association (CATRA) independently rates Savernake Knives as part of the top 2.5% of knives worldwide. 

 

Knife Types

Savernake Knives is focused on bespoke Kitchen knives

 

Best Known For

Savernake Knives is best known for chef knives and utility knives with its signature concave blade. Skilled craftsmen blend the convex cutting edge by hand to less than 100 microns. 

This results in a knife that is both sturdy and light - a strong spine that also entails less material from the side of the blade.

 

Steel Used

Savernake Knives are sourced entirely from Swedish steel manufacturer Sandvik. Their knives use a variant called 14c28N - steel made with a dash of extra carbon. 

 

Handles Used

The handles are made from resins and woods - both synthetic and natural. Natural wooden handle options include African Hardwood, Chacate Preto, and English Yew, among others. The company also includes recycled plastics in its roster such as Richlite, Corian, or Durat.

 

Sharpening & Maintenance

The best way to maintain a knife is determined by the steel hardness grade and the angle of the knife edge. 

Savernake knives have a high hardness grade of 60 HRC and an edge of 15 degrees. As such, hone the knife at its original angle using the Japanese Approach.

Regular honing removes the need for sharpening, which must only be done occasionally. A whetstone is the most recommended material for this purpose.

 

Website | Videos

- Official Website

- Company Video

 

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