Tom Aikens is the youngest chef in the UK to win two Michelin stars. He’s the owner of various restaurants including Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, London. He has published several recipe books as well as appearing on television shows such as The Great British Menu. We were lucky enough to work with him create his perfect knife.
We started with a conversation over a sketch book, gathering ideas and identifying must-have features. Tom singled out our signature Savernake Knife as a place to begin opting to increase both the length and depth of the blade. The nose was dropped to make the blade more of a ‘slicer’, and the bolster end of the handle was altered to allow the hand to slide up into a pinch grip when greater precision is required. After a few prototypes and revisions, an entirely new knife was born – one that’s meticulously designed to combine heft with scalpel-like precision.