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Mini Cleaver

Lobsters to loveage

From £325.00 - £500.00

WEIGHT 150 gms

Simplicity belying ferocious adaptability

When given this knife to use, people go one of two ways – they either finely dice the most finely dice-able thing they can lay their hands on, or they cleanly and efficiently take apart a chicken carcass for stock. That it can do both is a testament to the steel made by Sandvik, that it feels comfortable doing both arises from us having refined this knife through many variations to where it is today.

As with all our knives, it’s lighter than it looks, but packs a punch. If you think you need some cleaving in your life, but are not entirely convinced by its larger brethren, then give the Mini Cleaver a go. We can (almost) guarantee you’ll soon be finding excuses to use it.

As with every Savernake Knife, the Mini Cleaver 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 a honing steel
  • Hard labour, soft work
  • Dual-position handle


Covid 19 Update

To ensure the safety and well being of our small team of knife makers we have implemented additional measures in our workshop to enable us to continue to make custom knives and accessories. The need for us to minimise the number of people in any one area of the workshop at any given time – plus ensuring all knives are sanitised prior to posting – means that our average lead time is currently around 4 to 6 weeks.

  • 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 Boxes, Cards & Ready Made items will be posted as soon as possible upon ordering (same working day if order is placed before 2pm)

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.


  1. Jon Yeung

    WOW. What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Thank you to all of the Savernake team. I’m looking forward to a lifetime of enjoyment from this!

  2. Adam Farmer

    I just wanted to let you know that I got the knife yesterday afternoon and thank you for the effort, it looks and feels fantastics. So much so, I changed our shopping list for more recipes with more knife work just to use it!

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


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