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Never thought you’d see a bespoke knife company on Muddy? Think again – we lurve these super-smart personalised knives.

I never thought I’d get excited about a kitchen knife, but after a snoop around the pretty cool Savernake Knives studio we just had to feature in our Gotta Have It slot these precision engineered, bespoke and seriously stunning kitchen knives.

The knives are handmade in a rural idyll deep in the Wiltshire countryside, and can be personalised and customised to within an inch of their lives. Choose your design, the handle, colour, pins, the finish on the metal…you can even have your name engraved on the blade. There are 21 different designs in Savernake’s customised range, from specialist filleting knives to household chefs knives, plus carving sets and steak knives. Bespoke knives are designed from scratch, and when the boys aren’t creating bespoke knives or working on their customised collection, they experiment and make even more knives, y’know, just for fun. A big Muddy tick goes to the use of sustainable wood and local materials – the knives are presented in leather wraps from Lambourn saddler E J Wicks or gorgeous wooden boxes from Paul Swan Woodcraft in Ramsbury. It’s all pretty damn sexy.

Whether it’s a knife for a ‘proper’ cook or a carving set for a wedding present, these make seriously cool gifts. I love their new BBQ collection, designed in collaboration with chef Neil Rankin of Temper fame. Their authenticity, their use of local materials and suppliers and their combining of the very best of modern technology with age-old techniques in the quest to make the very best chef knife possible, make Philip and Laurie true British craftsmen.

Honestly, who knew knives could be this glamorous?

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