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Brawny Chef || English Yew & White Liner

Neither scraggly, nor scrawny.


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Strong as an ox, light as a feather

Our take on the larger end of the classic European-style chef’s knife. It’s not flashy, it hasn’t got any gimmicks – it’s just a very well-crafted, perfectly balanced cutting machine.

If someone wants to know what makes our knives so special, very often the simplest thing to do is to give them this knife to hold as while it looks like it’s going to weigh a tonne, but in fact it’s as joyous to hold and use as a scalpel. Comparisons are odious, and all that stuff, but we’d say it’s probably 50% of the weight of comparable knives in its size class. With a rigid spine, high knuckle clearance and incredible steel it keeps pulling away from the pack.

This handsome version sports a quite breathtaking English Yew handle – the first time we’ve ever used yew, let alone English yew for our knife handles – which looks simply sublime with a crisp white liner. We also include a Richlite magnetic sheath to protect the blade when not in use.


As with every Savernake, the Brawny Chef features our trademark concave blade, expertly blended into a tapering convex cutting edge. The blade’s concavity allows the knife to have both a sturdy spine and a cutting edge best measured in microns. It also removes excess weight and encumbrance from the side of the blade and is – in short – the business.


  • "Outstanding" sharpness and edge durability
  • 60 HRC Sandvik 14c28n
  • Designed for gentle, frequent maintenance on a steel
  • All-rounder
  • Magnetic Richlite sheath - protect the blade when not in use


Ready Made Knives

Gift Cards, Maker’s Choice and Ready Made Knives are all despatched on the same day if ordered before 2pm. Otherwise they are send out the following business day.

Custom Knives

We aim to despatch all orders within 3-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the materials we use.

All orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed in specially-designed tubular Savernake packaging. This delivery method is insured and requires a signature from the recipient.

International Delivery

We charge £40 flat rate delivery for delivery worldwide

Lifetime guarantee

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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Personalised engraving is included on all knives


With proper care, our knives are guaranteed for a lifetime of use


Delivery to UK included, flat rate shipping worldwide