The Eagle’s Claw

Knife shown with Xylia

£290.00

We have made a variant of this knife for a number of professional chefs, and this our take at trying to amalgamate everything they were looking for with our own aesthetic.

A long time ago we made a knife with a very odd handle and an unusual shaped blade. We took it home to try it out and promptly forgot about it for nearly 6 months – finding it only when looking for something that would slice leeks in to extremely thin strips. This was the proto-eagle’s claw and we were so impressed by how well it cut so finely and smoothly through everything we threw at it that we went back and looked again at the design from scratch.

The key is that the extended chine along the spine of the blade allows for an incredibly fine cutting edge extending all the way to the heel of the blade, and then up to the raised tip. This allows for a fantastic rocking action, but also means that the blade maintains its strength and rigidity throughout its length.

Originally the Eagle’s claws were destined for Esoterica, but we’re so pleased with the way they’ve turned out that we feel they need a place in the Core. This larger of the two models is perfectly sized for someone who’d like a knife somewhere between our Classic and our Gyuto.

305mm overall // 180mm blade // 135 grams approx
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We engrave every knife with our logo so why not flip it over and put the machinery to work! We can quickly and easily engrave any text you would like, and can even put on simple images – if you’d like something special then get in touch by email once you’ve placed your order and we can send you back a mock-up of a design.

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Please feel free to email if you have any questions, or just type us a short message here. Whether it’s a delivery quirk, an enquiry for a leather wrap or pouch or just a desire to explore our full handle collection, we’re up to help.

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Our original finish – subtly brushed to retain the smoothness you’d expect from a good knife, but with a satin look that catches the eye in a very pleasing manner!

A day of being tumbled amongst our secret blend of ceramic balls, followed by the application of a (near!) mirror finish to the chine means a very distinctive look is born. Spectacular with artificial and natural handles alike

We are so enamoured of Richlite that we had a custom grey and black layered variety created for us. Understated black and grey layers contrast immaculately against the steel of the knife and the bright liner. Perfect for hard-working kitchens and those that just want a tool that will work hard day-in, day-out.

This handle comes with a hunter’s orange liner

We love Richlite so much that we had this bespoke, subtle black and grey layered version made especially for us. Durable and lovely to hold, it’s perfectly offset by a hunter’s orange liner.

Bocote is a splendid hardwood with both resilience and extremely striking looks. The paler parts of the wood range from warm honey to dark umber.

This handle comes with a black liner.

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The deep brick red colour and high density of Burbinga gives it an undeniable visual and physical presence. Burbinga is classed as a hardwood, and its high density is ideal if you want a plain dark handle. A little bit of oil every now and then is all you’ll need to keep it in tip-top condition.

This handle comes with a red liner.

Layered chocolate Richlite makes for a fantastic alternative to wood. The layers of compressed paper held buy phenolic resin are durable and incredibly smooth and comfortable to hold.

This handle comes with a red liner.

Compressed, coloured recycled paper combined with phenolic resin – Richlite is durable, ecological, smooth and cool to the touch and distinctive

All the way from Mankato, Minnesota this coloured G10 stands out superbly. G10 is a fibreglass laminate, made by stacking (and then compressing while heating) layers of glass cloth soaked in Epoxy resin.

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Look no further if you like a warm look to your handle as the pale yellowish colour of Mediterranean Olive with its darker contrasting streaks makes this a superb choice. Our stabilisation process gives it even greater durability without sacrificing tactility.

This handle comes with a red liner.

We’ve only recently discovered Tigerwood, another recycled wood product held with resin. We love this version with its bold stripes – redolent of english lawns, those weird coats people wear to Henley and umbrellas at Wimbledon.

Sensuous and hard-wearing American Walnut, hand-sanded and oiled to perfection. From the same block of wood as the board that it accompanies.

The Savernake Knife

We firmly believe that this is the best all-rounder we make. It shows off perfectly everything that makes our knives special – deceptively lightweight, beautiful to behold, astonishingly comfortable to hold and one that will give the recipient the full monty ‘wow factor’ when they first pick it up.

The Agile Yeoman

If we were only allowed two knives in our kitchen, this little fellow would be accompanying the Savernake Knife. A perfect utility blade for finer work.

Compact Chef

A lot of our customers love cooking with our Agile Yeoman, but often asked if we could make a version of the knife with much the same properties of weight and size, but with a deeper blade. So we did, and here it is: The Compact Chef

The Classic

classic | ˈklasɪk | adjective1 – Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. 

Or just “…one of the most beautiful knives we’ve ever seen” as one reviewer would have it.

The Brawny Chef

A scaled-up version of the Classic for those who like a more substantial knife. Still deceptively agile, but with greater knuckle clearance and a blade with more ooomph behind it.

Exemplary Carver

For everything from a little poussin through to a substantial gammon, this is the knife. A comfy handle combined with a slender and gently sloping blade makes carving a joy, not a chore.

Large Eagle’s Claw

Up until the moment that we beheld the Savernake Knife in all its glory, this was our absolute favourite all-rounder. It still holds a very dear place in our hearts and as a reasonable hefty companion it still takes some beating.

The Medium Chopper

The partner in crime to the Savernake Knife, this a sterling all-rounder for those who prefer the cleaver influence in their general knives. It has a full-sized and perfectly contoured handle, with a nimble and agile blade causing carrots to run in fear and chives to tremble at its approach.