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Honing Steel

Essential care for your knife edge



Regular honing will keep your knife in tiptop condition

Regular honing is vital to keep your knife edge in tiptop condition and prolong the life of your knife. While sharpening requires an abrasive surface and removes metal from your blade, honing works by simply realigning and polishing your edge to maintain sharpness.

Savernake Knives are designed to respond very well to honing and only need sharpening very rarely. This is one of the reasons why Savernake knives last so long. It’s essential though, that honing is done using a smooth steel that removes as little metal material as possible.

Our honing steels are made to order by a specially selected partner. We then add the handle of your choice in our Wiltshire workshop. Regularly honed, your knife should only need sharpening with a more abrasive surface once every year or two.

Choose from any of our standard materials and liner colours or choose a G . F Smith handle for something completely unique. If choosing this option, we will contact you after ordering to discuss colours and patterns but in the meantime why not take a look at our guide to customising a G . F Smith handle for inspiration.

For more information, watch our guide to using a honing steel here


  • Handle materials to match your knife
  • Keeping your blades in shape and ready for action
  • Maintain a super sharp cutting edge


  • 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 Delivery

International deliveries will be charged at £20 at checkout.

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


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