Custom Shop / Workhorse


AKA 'The Shire'.

From £290.00 - £410.00

WEIGHT 150 gms

Chop chop all day long.

Possibly our favourite large chef’s knife, the Workhorse took shape as an amalgam of our favourite parts of lots of different knives. We wanted to create a take on the classic European blade, one that could power precisely and repeatedly through the largest collections of veg, the toughest cuts of meat and the most delicate of herbs.

Substantial and yet exceptionally light, it ended up as a great all rounder and is ideal for larger hands and experienced chefs.

With a less-pronounced rock to the belly and a distinctive heel curve and good depth of blade, the Workhorse allows a gentle rocking chop motion but is equally well suited to a more up and down chopping technique, with the depth of the blade creating good knuckle clearance.

As with every Savernake, the Workhorse 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


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.


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


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