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Sambucus Knife Set

Every cook’s essential knives; all-round chef’s knife, Japanese santoku-style knife and precision slicer


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An Unstoppable Kitchen Trio

This stunning set combines three classic knives to create an unstoppable kitchen team.

It features the Savernake, our signature desert-island knife that’s an ideal master blade, the Nimble Chopper, our smaller-sized Japanese-influenced knife that’s part cleaver part Santuko and great for veg and herb prep, and the Raven’s Claw for outrageously smooth, thin slicing using a perfect rocking chop.

Whether you are prepping veg and fruit, slicing meat or fish, or doing fiddly tasks like peeling garlic, this striking custom-designed set has you covered.

All of our sets are named after trees native to the UK. The Sambucus Set is named after the Latin for the Elder.

This stunning set started life originally as a commission by a professional chef customer and we loved the design so much we decided to add it to our collection. The handles are made from layers of G.F Smith paper with bespoke spine work adding another level of detail to what are already classically beautiful handles.

All three knives can be engraved for no additional charge – the ultimate in personalisation.

Bought separately, the total cost of all three knives would be £1,325. As ever, if you’d like to create your own custom set, please get in touch. Anything is possible.

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 knives in the Sambucus Set feature our trademark concave hollow grind, expertly blended into a tapering convex cutting edge. This means they are both incredibly light, and easy to hone. The blade profile 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.


  • This set focuses on general kitchen tasks
  • Savernake Knife - large master knife
  • Nimble Chopper - Japanese-influenced smaller utility knife
  • Raven's Claw - precision slicing
  • See individual knives for dimensions


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.


  1. Kathryn Sargent

    Thank you, I’ve only looked at the knives so far but both boxes are here.  The look and feel fantastic thank you – your product and packaging is amazing!

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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