Burnt Chef


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We’ll be donating 10% from the sale of every limited edition gyuto-inspired knife to The Burnt Chef Project

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or 6 weekly interest-free payments from £66.66

Thinner, longer and lighter than a European Chef’s knife, our Gyuto is perfect for cutting with a vertical chop.

Savernake x The Burnt Chef Project

We were delighted to have been approached by The Burnt Chef Project to design a very special, limited edition knife in support of their campaign to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health within the hospitality industry.

Just 80 individually numbered knives will be made – representing the 80% of professionals within the hospitality industry who, in a recent survey by The Burnt Chef Project* reported having experienced at least one instance of poor mental health, such as anxiety or depression, as a result of their role within the trade.

Drawing inspiration from a classic Gyuto, our limited edition Burnt Chef knife has a longer 9" blade with a very subtle rock, a good hilt stop and a really nice slicing action. It sports a striking white on black resin handle illustrative of the Burnt Chef brain logo and is a beautifully balanced, clean and refined knife designed to appeal to professional chefs and home cooks alike.

Thinner, lighter and slightly longer than a European Chef’s knife, our Burnt Chef has been designed with slicing and dicing uppermost in mind and lends itself to more of a vertical chop than the more traditional rocking motion. A rare example of the influence of the Japanese aesthetic in our range.

Expertly combining the appeal and expertise of the oriental tradition with our British design and craft heritage and passion for innovation, this double bevelled beauty will serve you well.

We will be donating 10% of the sale of each of these knives to The Burnt Chef to aid their mental health awareness campaign.

Please note that the image shown here is a render and the hand finishing on the actual knife will be much sharper.

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 Burnt Chef 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.

  • Slicing and dicing
  • Working with a vertical chopping action
  • High speed dexterity
  • Those who appreciate the influence of the Japanese tradition
Burnt Chef Top Down View
Burnt Chef Knife

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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.

Some alternatives

Brawny Chef

Our classic chef, with longer, deeper blade. Ideal for larger hands and experienced chefs

Japanese Gyuto

Light, thin, very high speed and ideal for vertical chopping strokes.

Classic Ultra

Our classic all-rounder, with an extra long blade.