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The Compensator

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The first version of this was made as a bespoke blade for the Craft Guild of Chef’s Young National Chef of The Year, Will Keeble. We now present it with a fantastic handle made from Fat Carbon, an amazing carbon fibre material with ceramic additives made in Lithuania. It gives balance to the large blade, is infinitely durable and changes subtly in appearance as light plays across its surface.

The blade itself, all 12 1/2″of it, is not for everyone and correct and efficient use is an acquired skill. However, once that skill has been acquired, it absolutely destroys at food prep. With an exceptionally long and smooth rocking motion, minimal effort will see piles of leeks chiffonaded, cabbages shredded and rhubarb ribboned. The knife will also carve exceptionally smoothly – the longer the blade, the fewer the strokes and the cleaner the cut, and in this department the Compensator further excels.



  • 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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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