Astounding Cleaver

Our signature Chinese cleaver; powerful, light and comfortable

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or 6 weekly interest-free payments from £66.66

Selecting your handle materials is the first step in our 42-stage process that will see your knife made by hand from scratch in 4-6 weeks

An absolutely stunning piece of craftsmanship arrived today! The weight and balance is perfect, the finish is unlikely anything I have come across before. All the way through the process I have been kept informed by Phil and been given options to make this knife my own, I would highly recommend Savernake Knives 11/10

Highly powerful yet extraordinarily light, our modern Chinese cleaver is the perfect combination of strength and precision.

Tasked with creating a Chinese cleaver that could be used as a master knife, we created a knife that’s as comfortable cutting through big chunks of meat as it is with more delicate tasks. The bottom inch of the three-inch deep blade is almost parallel and under 1mm thick, so that you get all the power with none of the heft. Simply change your grip to slice through bone, chop, dice or perform more delicate tasks.

This 21st century remake is nifty and multitalented - a daring alternative to the Western chef’s knife.

Precision engineered from the highest quality high-tech 14c28n Sandvik Swedish steel and sharpened by hand and eye for the ultimate cutting edge.

As with every Savernake Knife, the Astounding Cleaver features our trademark concave hollow grind, expertly blended into a tapering convex cutting edge. This means it is both incredibly light, and easy to hone. It also allows for smoother cutting and slicing due to reduced metal passing through the ingredient, and less sticking, due to the reduced surface contact. Quite simply, the concave hollow grind is the business.

  • A surprisingly wide range of kitchen jobs
  • Slicing through meat and bone
  • Prepping veg and herbs
  • An alternative to the Western chef’s knife
  • Dimensions: 175mm blade // 305mm overall // ±160 grams

Beautiful additions

Honing Steel

Essential care for your knife edge.

Lock-in magnetic sheath

Keep your knife safe and sharp with a made-to-fit protector

Custom suede pouch

Made-to-order knife pouch by master saddlers E.J Wicks.

Shipping & lifetime guarantee

  • Every Savernake product is made to order. The quest for perfection takes time, so please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive (see below for Gift Invitations & Panic Department).
  • Need it sooner? Please get in touch and we’ll always do our best to help.
  • Your order will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery in its specially-designed tubular Savernake packaging and guidance on knife care.
  • Gift invitations & Ready Made items will be posted as soon as possible upon ordering (same working day if order is placed before 2pm).

International deliveries will be charged at £20 at checkout.

Our products are guaranteed for a lifetime. We also offer a reconditioning service for damaged knives for a small fee.

We’re sure you’ll love your new knife. If there’s something not right with your order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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