The Workhorse || Richlite || Blue Liner


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Our tweaked classic, with longer, deeper blade and distinctive heel curve. Ideal for larger hands and experienced chefs

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or 6 weekly interest-free payments from £58.33

A hybrid born out of our Brawny Chef, Sargeant Classic and Gyuto, this larger chef's knife is perfect for heavy duty use.

Our Workhorse started life as a special commission for a customer looking for a knife that drew inspiration from our Brawny Chef and Gyuto, with detail from our special edition Sargeant Classic thrown in for good measure.

Substantial and yet exceptionally light, it is a great all rounder designed to see you through multiple aspects of kitchen service 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. This plus our handle design makes it perfect for putting in the hours at the chopping board.

Use it for everything from chiffonading herbs, to slicing veggies, to gutting and scaling fish.

Shown here in highly durable blue Richlite (paper stabilised in a phenolic resin) with light blue contrasting liner.

Pre-made and ready to ship. We’ll engrave it with whatever you want and post it within 1 working day. 

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 Workhorse features our trademark concave hollow grind, expertly blended into a tapering convex cutting edge. This means it is both incredibly light, and easy to hone. It 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.

  • Professional chefs
  • Preparing meat, fish, veg or herbs
  • Classic rocking chop
  • Intricate and subtle tasks
  • Long service
  • Dimensions: 205mm blade // 335mm overall // ±150 grams

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Beautiful additions

Honing Steel

Essential care for your knife edge.

Lock-in magnetic sheath

Keep your knife safe and sharp with a made-to-fit protector

Richlite Chopping Board Set

Sustainable, dish-washer safe and promotes easy chopping.

Shipping & lifetime guarantee

  • 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 deliveries will be charged at £20 at checkout.

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.

Some alternatives

Sargeant Classic

We recently worked with Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Mark Sargeant to create his perfect chef's knife.

Brawny Chef

Our classic chef, with longer, deeper blade. Ideal for larger hands and experienced chefs

Tom Aikens Knife

Tom liked our standard Savernake Knife model, but decided he'd like to increase both the length and depth of the blade.