Neil Rankin X Savernake Knives

We challenged BBQ maestro and owner of London restaurant Temper to come up with his perfect set of knives for what he does. Neil came up with 4 very different designs which we were very happy to make a reality.

Making Neil Rankin's BBQ knives

We worked with Neil to come up with 4 different designs which would be perfect for his style of cooking: a boning knife, a chicken knife, a big machete-style butcher knife and a small BBQ cleaver. Neil wanted to integrate a grippy surface into the handles by adding grooves.

Neil Rankin Savernake Knives
Using these sketches, we came up with a virtual 3D model of the designs to create a concept board.
Neil Rankin Savernake Knives
The next stage in the process was to create some fully functional prototypes for Neil to put through their paces and see if there was anything he wanted to improve or change.

Neil Rankin Savernake Knives
After getting the thumbs up, we moved on to creating the final knives. Neil chose handles made from Richlite, a great material made from stacked, compressed recycled paper. When shaping the handle, the multi-coloured layers create a nice contoured effect.

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