Savernake Knives reveals its Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection
“My bespoke “Sargeant” knife was expertly made for me by Savernake Knives with the precision, passion and attention to detail that I have in the kitchens of my restaurants. They listened to exactly what I needed from a cook’s knife and they didn’t disappoint in the final product. It is stunning to look at. It has the perfect balance and it cuts like a dream.” Mark Sargeant, Michelin starred chef
Savernake Knives has been supplying Michelin star chefs with bespoke and unique knives, which provide precision, sharpness and durability since 2017 and continues to do so as the Wiltshire-based bespoke knife brand reveals its Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Bringing together technology, precision engineering, dextrous hand finishing and on trend colourways, the Savernake Knives AW18 collection delivers on both performance and style.
Savernake Knives can make both customised and entirely tailor-made knives in a matter of weeks and is the first company of its kind in the UK. This seasons collection includes handles made using dyed plywood and resin, natural woods and eco-friendly compressed Richlite.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
“Working with the guys at Savernake Knives was a bit of a dream for us. As chefs but also as people who appreciate craftsmanship, spending time with Phillip and Laurie to sketch out our bespoke knives was a complete treat. We now have two totally unique knives, completely bespoke to us and our needs, that have felt like extensions of our hands since we first got a hold of them. Plus, who can put a price on working with Phillip and Laurie, that’s a priceless experience if ever there was one!” Billy and Jack, BBC One’s Master Chef finalist 2016
ABOUT SAVERNAKE KNIVES
Savernake Knives design and manufacture bespoke and made-to-order chefs knives using a combination of precision engineering and dextrous hand finishing, the company has been in R&D since 2014 and launched online in 2017. Retail prices start at £180 for customised and £750 for bespoke knives.
ABOUT LAURIE TIMPSON
After a peripatetic existence, Laurie came back to England in 2014 and began Savernake Knives as a distraction from developing a system for the meaningful display of quantitative information. A slightly unusual career trajectory began with five years as an officer in the Scots Guards, three of them spent in Ulster at the tail end of the Troubles. The next decade or so saw him variously setting up emergency relief programmes in southern Sudan and Ethiopia, clearing landmines for the HALO Trust in Mozambique, Afghanistan and Cambodia, studying at the University of Cape Town, looking for gold in Liberia and running a power station in Nairobi along with other little exploits over much of sub-Saharan Africa. He now lives off the grid in the middle of the Savernake forest with his wife and baby boy.
ABOUT PHILLIP SHAW
After a career that took him all over the globe, Philip came back to England in 2016 to join Laurie in setting up Savernake Knives. His career started in London launching and managing two successful pubs but it was his family roots in Kenya that led him to embark on an adventurous journey running safaris, learning to track wild animals with the Maasai and marketing several businesses in both Kenya and Uganda. In 2011 he joined the consultancy firm Adam Smith International to head up their operations in South Sudan before moving to Pakistan where he was responsible for setting up and managing operations in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar. He now lives in Wiltshire with his wife Georgie.
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