“My bespoke “Sargeant” knife was expertly made for me by Savernake Knives with the precision, passion and attention to detail that I have in the kitchens of my restaurants. They listened to exactly what I needed from a cook’s knife and they didn’t disappoint in the final product. It’s stunning to look at. Has the perfect balance and cuts like a dream.”
Back in 2017, we invited Mark down to our Wiltshire workshop to walk him through the process of designing his ideal chef’s knife from scratch, which he describes as being “light, sharp and easy to handle”. As with all of our Bespoke knives, we started with a chat and a rough sketch, to get an idea of what Mark was looking for in his final knife. Once we were all on the same page and we had a real understanding of what he wanted to incorporate, we created a 3D image to get more of an idea of what the knife would look like.
Once happy with the virtual incarnation of the knife, we sent Mark home with the promise of delivering a full working prototype very soon. Not all knives which look good on paper and on screen are great in reality, so this stage gives our customers the chance to make any changes based on a week of using the knife. In this case, Mark was happy with the prototype so we moved onto making the final knife. The final touch was to add Mark’s Sargeant stripes to the side of the blade.
Fast-forward to 2019 when we decided to re-visit Mark’s design to try to improve it and incorporate a few new aspects of our knife-making process. The result is a knife of the same shape and size as Mark’s original, with an improved ‘contoured’ handle design, for added comfort, and our eye-catching new Random Stripes handle design. Mark was very pleased to receive the upgraded version, complete with Richlite sheath.
The exact same knife used by Mark is now available to buy (including Richlite sheath).