Custom Shop / Brawny Chef

Brawny Chef

Neither scraggly, nor scrawny.

From £350.00

WEIGHT 150 gms

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Our take on the larger end of the classic European-style chef’s knife. It’s not flashy, it hasn’t got any gimmicks – it’s just a very well-crafted, perfectly balanced cutting machine.

If someone wants to know what makes our knives so special, very often the simplest thing to do is to give them this knife to hold as while it looks like it’s going to weigh a tonne, but in fact it’s as joyous to hold and use as a scalpel. Comparisons are odious, and all that stuff, but we’d say it’s probably 50% of the weight of comparable knives in its size class. With a rigid spine, high knuckle clearance and incredible steel it keeps pulling away from the pack.

As with every Savernake, the Brawny Chef 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 gentle, frequent maintenance on a steel
  • All-rounder


  • Every Savernake product is made to order. The quest for perfection takes time, so please allow 3-4 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 delivery excepting to the US will be charged at £20 at checkout. We charge £40 for all deliveries to the United States.

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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Whether you’re building the perfect knife set – or looking for a specialist knife for a specific kitchen task, explore our other knives here or get in touch with us to commission a bespoke knife.

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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