Cleaver Knife. None of the knives you may have in your kitchen are as instantly recognizable as the meat cleaver knife. It is one of the bigger knives available and, depending on its shape, may resemble a square-bladed hatchet.
However, this cleaver knife is capable of much more than frightening your family with its size and appearance. Indeed, the meat cleaver knife’s weight makes it ideal for shredding large portions of meat into manageable parts and chopping tough vegetables that your smaller knives are incapable of handling.
Our list of the best Cleaver Knife
DALSTRONG Cleaver Knife - 7" - Phantom Series - Japanese High-Carbon AUS8 Steel - Pakkawood Handle - Sheath Included
- Powerhouse Knife. Masterfully elegant, perfectly balanced, razor sharp and with exceptional performance, the Phantom Series knife is a statement in refinement, beauty, purity and power.
- Peak Performance: Mercilessly sharp, the Phantom Series edge is painstakingly honed by experts craftsman to 13-15° and nitrogen cooled for enhanced hardness, flexibility and corrosion resistance. Carefully tapered for minimal drag, the agile blade ensures swift, precise cuts with effortless ease. Hollow ground for even less resistance.
- The Dalstrong Touch: Full tang and precision forged from a single piece of ice tempered, high-carbon, Japanese AUS-8 steel at 58+ Rockwell hardness, the Phantom Series boasts exceptional sharpness, edge retention, strength and durability. Beautifully engraved, the blade further features a hand polished spine and ergonomic bolster shape for a natural and smooth ‘pinch grip’.
- Design Perfection: A velvety rich black Spanish pakkawood handle is hand polished and laminated to ensure a heaven like grip with exceptional durability. The traditional Japanese D-shaped handle is expertly engineered to tuck perfectly into the palm of your hand for ultimate control, cut after cut, while the narrow blade design allows for maneuverability and nimble movement like never before. A distinct mosaic pin of brass and copper adds refinement and subtle luxury.
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TUO Cutlery Cleaver Knife - Japanese AUS-10 Damascus Steel Hammered Finish - Chinese Chef's Knife for Meat and Vegetable with Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle - 7" - Fiery Phoenix Series
$80.00 in stock
- PROFESSIONAL CLEAVER KNIFE: This TUO vegetable chopper featured Hand-Hammered Damascus Finish across the face of the curved blade profile, the sharp tip can cut up vegetables, the middle part of the blade can smash garlic while the bottom can mince meat. This 8-inch Vegetable Chopper is perfect for mincing, chopping and cutting ingredients, offering you unrivalled cutting performance like no other.
- PREMIUM MATERIAL: Made from Japan, premium AUS-10 high carbon steel as core of the blade, sandwiched with 66 layers of softer steel, making it has a high level of rust-resistance, wear-resistance and long-lasting performance while providing great edge retention.
- ULTRA SHARP EDGE: The edge is hand sharpened by highly-skilled knife smiths using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method, each side of the blade is honed at 19 degrees. This razor-sharp blade provides for unmatched efficiency. Your work in the kitchen is done in no time!
- COMFORTABLE HANDLE: From the striking grain of the polished pakkawood handle to the gentle curve of the blade, this is an ergonomic handle design for exceptional comfort and durability. The Pakka wood (sourced from Africa) is unique for each handle; luxurious & beautiful.
- TUO GUARANTEE: A Fiery Phoenix kitchen has an international & multi-functional feel. 101% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try it risk free, we know you'll love it! With the luxury packing it is also the wise choice as a gift.
TUO Vegetable Meat Cleaver Knife - Chinese Chef's Knife 7-inch High Carbon Stainless Steel - Kitchen Knife with G10 Full Tang handle - Black Hawk-S Knives Including Gift Box
- PERFECTED CLEAVER KNIFE: The Black Hawk S 7 inch Chinese cleaver knives is designed to be elegantly modern and purposefully functional. Featuring special-forged high-carbon stainless steel with a high-tech vacuum heat-treatment and nitrogen cryogenic tempering, it ensures you the extreme strength, flexibility, durability, and maximum performance.
- ✅SLEEK BLADE PATTERN: Ripple pattern finish forged by the state-of-the-art technology, it is way more complicated than the traditional blade making process. It offers not only high-end appearance, but also an incredible practicality and sense of use. Since the 3D pattern reduces the contact surface between food and blade, it prevents food from sticking on the blade and provides maximized the slicing efficiency.
- ✅HIGH-STANDARD CRAFTSMANSHIP: Our experienced kitchen knives smiths hand sharpen the screamingly sharp edge with traditional Honbazuke method to be 8-12 degree per side.Our state-of-the-art technique and facility balance the contradictory relationship between malleability and hardness of the steel precisely. The handle is made of G10 fiberglass composite materials that feature superior lasting properties. It is nearly immune to extreme temperature or humidity.
- ✅ERGONOMIC DESIGN: The full-tang structure with triple rivets built-in allows even superior resilience and solid durability. The G10 handle is designed for the ergonomic grip with satisfying heft and comfort to the well-balanced vegetable knifes. The mosaic rivet in the middle brings an overall harmony and stunning visuality to the whole piece.
- 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY LIFTTIME SUPPOT: We promise a superior product that will give you a lifetime of exemplary service. Comes with a premium gift box, the high-value performance never look so good!
Cleaver Knife - imarku 7 Inch Meat Cleaver - 7CR17MOV German High Carbon Stainless Steel Butcher Knife with Ergonomic Handle for Home Kitchen and Restaurant, Ultra Sharp
$45.99 in stock
- Multi-purpose Cleaver: The classic 7" Chinese kitchen knife easily handles your everyday kitchen needs such as chopping, mincing, slicing, boning, cutting meat, vegetables and fruits, and flattening garlic or ginger. Easy resharpening, cleaning and maintenance. Designed and made for the everyday needs at home and restaurants’ kitchens.
- Professionally Ground Sharp Blades: Hand sharpened by experienced artisans. This kitchen knife has an 18° angle on both sides of the blade and a very thin, ultra-sharp blade thickness of 2.3mm. The wide blade of this chopper knife allows the chef's fingers to work perfectly away from the cutting surface. Durable and strong, it cuts into large pieces of food with great ease.
- Extremely HC Outstanding Stainless Steel from Germany: This imarku Meat Cleaver is forged from excellent German imported high carbon stainless steel 7cr17mov for high quality, easy maintenance, edge retention and long lasting sharpness. It has extremely strong rust and corrosion resistance.
- Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle: The wooden handle of the imarku Chef’s Cleaver knife is made of Pakka wood for excellent corrosion resistance, durability and easy maintain. Its handle is ergonomic and provides a comfortable grip and high maneuverability. Prevent slippage, sturdy and effortless. For left-handed users, it is also of great performance.
- 100% Lifetime Warranty : We guarantee lifetime free replacement, so you don’t have to wonder if you are risking your money. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, our professional customer support is always here for you! Comes with a luxury gift box, which makes it a wise choice for a gift for culinary students, home cooks, professional chefs, etc.
KYOKU Samurai Series - 7" Cleaver Knife - Full Tang - Japanese High Carbon Steel Kitchen Knives - Pakkawood Handle with Mosaic Pin - with Sheath & Case
- SUPERIOR STEEL - Manufactured with an ultra-sharp, cobalt-added, and cryogenically treated steel cutting core, this 7 in. Japanese cleaver boasts unrivaled performance and incredible edge retention.
- ERGONOMIC & WELL-BALANCED - The ergonomically designed blade helps alleviate fatigue and finger pains from long periods of slicing or chopping, perfectly blending performance and comfort.
- DURABLE HANDLE - The meticulously constructed, triple-riveted Pakkawood handle has gone through special treatment, making it extremely impervious to heat, cold, and moisture; accented with a mosaic pin.
- EXTREME SHARPNESS - The ruthlessly sharp edge is handcrafted by seasoned artisans to a mirror polish at 13-15° per sided using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method; cryogenically treated for incredible hardness, flexibility, and corrosion resistance.
- LIFETIME WARRANTY - Our knives come with a lifetime warranty, and we offer free exchange or return if the item is defective.
TUO Vegetable Cleaver- Chinese Chef’s Knife - Stainless Steel Kitchen Cutlery - Pakkawood Handle - Gift Box Included - 7 inch - Fiery Phoenix Series
- PROFESSIONAL CLEAVER KNIFE: TUO vegetable cleaver featured curved blade profile, the sharp tip can cut up vegetables, the middle part of the blade can smash garlic while the bottom can mince meat. This 7-inch Vegetable Chopper is perfect for mincing, chopping and cutting ingredients, offering you unrivalled cutting performance like no other.
- WELL DESIGNED: From the striking grain of the polished pakkawood handle to the gentle curve of the blade, this is an ergonomic handle with polished bolster design for exceptional comfort and maneuverability. The full tang structure ensures you the stability and durability of the knife.
- SUPER STEEL: Forged with premium High Carbon German Stainless steel DIN:1.4116 (X50CrMoV15), this Chinese chef’s knife is precisely tempered with High-Tech Vacuum Heat Treatment to reach the hardness of the blade to. HRC56±2. TUO experienced bladesmiths hand sharpen each edge with 18 degree per side to ensure you a razor sharp blade.
- PAKKAWOOD HANDLE: Pakkawood is a very dense product that is largely waterproof, providing much of the same look and feel as wood, but without the warping and splitting common in real wood. The Pakkawood (sourced from Africa) is unique for each piece, giving you a both luxurious and beautiful look.
- TUO LIFETIEM GUARANTEE: 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try it risk free. We guarantee a superior product that will give you a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer defects. With the luxury case, it is the wise choice as a gift.
TUO Meat Cleaver 6 inch, Chinese Chopping Knife Cleaver Knives Heavy Duty Bone Chopper Butcher Knife, German Steel & Comfortable Pakkawood Handle, Fiery Series with Gift Box
- Premium Steel: In order to ensure the good performance, we specially choose high quality German steel for its blade. After high-tech vacuum heat treatment and nitrogen cold treatment, the steel hardness is increased to HRC56 ±2, and has good corrosion resistance and good edge protection performance, greatly improving the cost performance of our knife.
- Razor Sharp Edge: The blade is hand-polished by skilled blacksmiths using the traditional three-step Honbazuke method. With each side of the blade measuring only 18 degrees, this extremely sharp blade provides you with unparalleled cutting pleasure.Your work in the kitchen will be easy and efficient.
- Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle: In addition to the surprisingly comfortable feel and ergonomically shaped line design , the unique color combination is also the highlight of this knife. Instead of the traditional simple black handle, the handle of this knife adopts a fashionable combination of tan and black, which is similar to the color of tiger fur to give this knife a wild and powerful look and make your kitchen look less monotonous .
- TUO Lifetime Guarantee: 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try it risk-free. We guarantee a superior product that will give you a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer defects. With the luxury case, it is the wise choice as a gift.
TUO Chopper Knife - 6 inch Meat Cleaver Chopping Knife - Heavy Duty Butcher Knife - German HC Steel - Full Tang Pakkawood Handle - BLACK HAWK SERIES with Gift Box
1 used from $17.04
- 【 PERFECTED CHOPPER KNIFE】— The Black Hawk Heavy-Duty 6-inch Chopper Knife is perfect for breaking down larger piece of meats and chopping, dicing and mincing tough vegetable with ease while the deep blade allows you to use it as a food transfer. Featuring German stainless steel with a precise vacuum heat-treatment and nitrogen cryogenic tempering, it ensures you the superb hardness, flexibility, and lasting performance.
- 【 PEAK PERFORMANCE】— Our experienced knife smiths hand sharpen the phenomenally sharp edge with traditional 3-step Honbazuke method to be 14-16 degree per side. Full-tang structure with triple rivets built-in balance each knife and ensure solid durability and superior resilience.
- 【 ERGONOMIC DESIGN】— Every curve and angle of the handle is ergonomically designed for a comfortable and ambidextrous hold. The shape of the blade also brings you a minimal slicing resistance. This cleaver knife works tirelessly beside you and brings you an effective cutting experience and most importantly, excitement back to cooking.
- 【SLEEK AND SIMPLE LOOK】— The blade is hand polished to a satin finish revealing a stunning look. Luxury imported black pakkawood handles highlights the harmony appearance to the whole piece.
- 【 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE】— We promise a superior product that will give you a lifetime of exemplary service, try it risk-free, we know you'll love it! Comes with a premium gift box, the high-value performance never look so good!
DRGSKL Hand Forged Meat Cleaver Knife Butcher Knife for Meat Cutting Full Tang Chef Knife with Sheath and Gift Box High Carbon Steel Knife Grilling Knife for Kitchen Outdoor BBQ Camping
- Premium Steel: This is not a brittle stainless steel knife! Our razor-sharp DRGSKL chef's knife is forged from premium high carbon steel which makes the blade ultra solid and have a much better ability to maintain sharp edges than stainless steel. Say goodbye to dull and time-consuming cutting. Warm Tips: It is NOT dishwasher-safe and please keep it clean and dry after each use. It will last a long lifetime with reasonable maintenance.
- Multipurpose Cooking Knife: This Handmade huusk chef knife is designed for kitchen, camping, hiking, hunting and barbecue. The arched shape blade is perfect for different kitchen tasks like mincing, slicing and dicing meat, vegetables, fruits, detaching chicken and deboning beefsteak. While the plain blade part can be used to separating ribs, cutting branches and for outdoor survival.
- Perfect Grip: Top Wenge Wood with ergnomic shape is probably the most comfortable and secure handle ever created. Also the seamless Full-Tang design, which is different from welding handle, will not break even after long-term use. And Finger hole on the blade for superior control.
- Belt Sheath: The meat knife is equipped with a well-made leather sheath to protect the blade. You can wear it on your belt when using outdoors for easy carrying and easy access. Also our high carbon chef knife is well packaged in an exquisite gift box, which is perfect as a gift to parents, lover, chefs on special days like Thanksgiving Day, Christmas day, New Year, Birthday, etc. In order to prevent the knife falling out from the sheath, the sheath may be a little tight.
- Quality Guarantee: Each DRGSKL knife goes through rigorous testing before every shipment. We also provide a 365-day warranty, 30-day free return without reason and friendly online customer service. No Risking Shopping!
ENOKING Serbian Chef Knife Meat Cleaver Forged Butcher Knife with Full Tang Handle Leather Sheath Kitchen Knife for Kitchen, Camping, BBQ
$28.99 in stock
- [Multifunctional Chef's Knife] The Serbian chef knife can meet your daily needs like mincing, chopping, slicing, cleaving meats, bone, steak, fish, vegetables and fruits, classified as a multi-function kitchen knife. This house-hold cleaver knife is a great addition to any professional chef, farm using or home cutlery, making it an ideal gift for any home or professional kitchen cook.
- [Maintenance Tips] Due to the high carbon content of forging material, in order to avoid rust, please store them in a dry place away from acidic and alkaline corrosive substances. For the maintenance of the knife, please clean it after each use and dry it before storage. If not used for a long time, please apply a layer of cooking oil on the knife surface. This knife provides cutting performance with little maintenance.
- [Premium Material & Super Sharp Blade] The blade of our meat cleaver is made of 5Cr15MoV high carbon steel with high quality, high hardness and wear resistant. Hand polished edge at 16 degrees per side has an extraordinary performance in edge-retention and a longer service life, which helps you cut smoothly with ease. It’s processed with multi-channel composite for fine grinding which maintains the sharpness of the kitchen knife for a long time with incredible robustness and quality.
- [Ergonomic Design & Convenient to Carry] The Full Tang handle and Triple-riveted design ensure comfort and maneuverability. This premium custom butcher knife comes with a special leather cover to protect the blade, which can be easily attached to the belt, which makes it more convenient to carry when camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and BBQ. It’s definitely your practical assistant no matter when you are indoor or outdoor, adding satisfaction and enjoyment of kitchen, outdoor experience.
- [100% Hand Forged Meat Cleaver] Our ENOKING forged butcher knife is hand forged by craftsmen with more than 30 years of experience. Without soldering by machines, which makes the blade more sturdier and can effectively prevent blade from breaking. And the hand-forged pattern of each knife is unique, impeccable performance provides ideal and efficient strength and durability.
SHI BA ZI ZUO 7 Inch Slicing Meat CLeaver Carving Knife with Black Coating on the Blade Ergonomic Sturdy Handle
- ➽Multi-purpose Cleaver - The classy 7" Chinese kitchen knife is classified and designed for various tasks such as cutting, slicing, dicing and mincing meat, veggies, fillets and fruit with ease. It comes with modernized design which brings you joys for daily kitchen using.
- ➽Blade Craftsmanship - The secure nanotechnology protective coating on the blade avoids rust stains and tends to be non-stick. The practical coating is safe for food contact and waterproofing.
- ➽Extremely Sharp Edge - It is manufactured from premium stainless steel with 13-15 degree ground on each bevel, giving the blade incredible sharpness for precisely cutting tasks. The unique wet grinding process enables the sharpness last for long.
- ➽Ergonomic Handle - Engineering PP fiberglass handle performs excellent in strength and stability. Ergonomic design minimizes fatigue and is comfortable to grip. The knife tang extends into the handle for great balance and stability.
- ➽Product Guarantee - SHI BA ZI ZUO is 100% quality guarantee for its products and hand wash is recommended..
Hand Forged Butcher Knife Meat Cleaver Knife with Leather Sheath High Carbon Steel Knife Hammered Chopping Knives for Home Kitchen, Outdoor Camping, BBQ, 6.3 Inch
- PREMIUM MATERIAL - Being made of high quality carbon steel, the hardness of the butcher knife is up to 58 HRC, outperforming common stainless steel kitchen knives in maintaining the sharp and durable blade edge. But you need to hand-wash it after each use, keep it clean and dry to resist rust.
- ULTRA SHARP BLADE - The 16° V-shaped meat cleaver blade edge minimizes cutting resistance, helps you cut food effortlessly like chopping through butter. You can hang the vegetable cleaver on the wall with the hanging holes on the blade top and handle. The slippy unique hammered texture on the blade makes it pretty and anti-sticking, easy to clean and maintain.
- UNIQUE & ERGONOMIC DESIGN - The cleaver knife has curved blade top and wavy blade back, looks unique and delicate. The Full Tang curved wood handle prevents it from falling easily. It creates a safe well-balanced non-slip grip to minimize numbness or pain on the palm and wrist. You will not fatigued even after prolonged use! Equipped with a portable leather sheath, it’s so easy to carry around when you are outdoors.
- MULTIPURPOSE - This multi-function cooking knife is suitable for professional chefs and amateurs. It can perfectly complete most kitchen daily work, such as slicing, dicing, mincing vegetables, fruits, filleting fish, deboning meat, chopping small bones and more. It’s also suitable for barbecue, hunting, hiking and camping. This is also an ideal kitchen gift for your family and friends on Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas and others.
- RISK-FREE - As a professional chef Knives manufacturer, we focus on offering more quality cooking knives. We provide 30 days unconditional return and 1 year warranty against faulty materials or workmanship. Everything is for ensuring Your Pleasant and Risk-Free Purchase!
Serbian Chef Knife Cleaver Knife Hand Forged Japanese Kitchen Knives Sharp Chopping Knife Full Tang Handle Butcher Knife with Sheath Outdoor Boning Knife BBQ Camping
- 【Premium Toughness and Durability】 The hand forged Serbian chef knife is tempered in 58 HRC to achieve tough resilience. The use of high carbon steel provides resistance to corrosion and stains on the sharp blade and ensures excellent edge retention for meat cleaver butcher knife. Care must still be taken to clean and dry the blade after use to avoid unnecessary corrosion due to water.
- 【Mighty Meat Cleaver】 The 15°v-shaped edge and thick blade of forged in fire boning knife make it a suitable tool for splitting up large pieces of soft bones and through thick pieces of meat, quickly quartering chickens and dismembering chunks of protein at the joint.You can use the sharp chopping knife to slice hard vegetables such as pumpkin, butternuts and squash.
- 【Gorgeous Handcrafted Design】 Hand-hammered texture of the blade makes the meat cutting knife stand out among plain knifes. The understated handle fixed by three high quality steel rivets adds to gorgeous aspiration. Excellent balance, sufficient heft in the hand, and brutal efficiency are the hallmarks of multifunctional handmade meat cleaver.
- 【Ergonomic Contours】A handsome Rosewood full tang handle of Serbian Chefs Knife ensures a powerful, non-slip and comfortable grip. Bone chopper knife heavy duty has strong bolster which can protect your fingers. You can pull free with the positioning of the safety hole in the center of the outdoor cooking knife when stuck in cutting meat.
- 【Highly Portable and Gift Idea】 The well-made leather sheath not only brings a high-end feel to your kitchen but also ensures safe transport to take along in your outdoor activities. The viking knife comes with a gift box. The high carbon steel knife is an ideal and practical present for your family and friends on Christmas, birthday, Thanksgiving, Housewarming, Father's Day and so on.
Meat Cleaver 7 inch Vegetable and Butcher Knife German High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife chef knives with Ergonomic Handle for Home, Kitchen & Restaurant
- Premier Meat Cleaver➦An ideal Gift for any Home or Professional Kitchen Cook,High-quality Carbon Stainless Steel greatly improves the hardness of the Cooking Knife at 58-60 RHC. The chromium, molybdenum and vanadium metal elements have good special properties for the strength, hardness, anti-rust and sharp about this cleaver.
- No-slip Ergonomic Handle ➦Ergonomically designed handle is Full Tang, which can prevent the blade of this chefs cleaver from falling easily, help you get good hold feeling and non-slip effect. The kitchen cleaver butcher knife is a great beauty, impeccable performance this strong design with a good strength, durability.
- Mutifunctional Meat Cleaver Knife ➦ The Chinese meat knife is Perfect for Cutting, Chopping, Slicing, De Boning, Cleaving Meats, Light Bone, Vegetable, and coconut,easily to re-sharpen, clean and maintain.You can’t lose – the most Comfortable Handle you will feel with Unrivalled Massive Cutting Performance!making this a great addition to any professional or high quality home cutlery.
- Sharp Blade ➦Kitchen knife blade is 17° per side and mirror polished by hand, ensuring ultra-thin slicing and dicing with minimal effort, this Chinese cleaver knife of wide blade keeps the cook's fingers away from the cutting surface.This pro chef’s knife comes in its own sturdy box with magnetic closure, which is easy to open and still allows for safety and protection from the stain.
- Lifetime warranty ➦100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Try our chinese vegetable cleaver without risk, it's best gift for Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, for Home Cooks, Professional Chefs, Culinary Students and more.
Meat Cleaver, Heavy Duty Butcher Bone Knife with Solid Wood Handle (Stainless Steel, 8 inch)
- Wood Handle Butcher Knife: This meat cleaver knife heavy duty is made from durable stainless steel with full tang detailing throughout the ergonomic solid wood handle
- Perfect For: This long handle cleaver is an ideal meat and bone cutting knife, great for professional and home kitchens
- Easy Storage: This heavy duty meat knife has a hole at the top corner for easy and convenient storage on a hanging hook or peg in your kitchen or restaurant
- Dimensions: The kitchen cleaver with wooden handle measures 6 inches in length, the blade measures 8 inches; the meat cleaver butcher knife weighs approximately 1.9 lbs
- What's Included: You will receive 1 stainless steel meat cleaver heavy duty bone chopper
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How to choose cleaver knife
What is cleaver knife
A chef’s knife known as a cleaver is a sort of chef’s knife. It is most frequently used to butcher animal meat due to its ability to cut through bones, cartilage, and thick portions of meat.
A cleaver knife has more force than a chef’s knife or santoku knife when it comes to heavier foods such as various varieties of squash and root vegetables. Apart from dissecting tendons and bones, cleavers can be used to pound, mince, dice, and slash a range of other items.
Benefits of cleaver knife
Slicing and chopping vegetable
You may be shocked to hear that there are numerous ways to chop, slice, or even dice your vegetables using a cleaver knife. For this task, you’ll want to grip your cleaver in the second manner stated previously to maintain the necessary level of control.
After cutting the vegetable with a smooth downward motion, you will lift the cleaver completely off the cutting board each time before lowering it to make the next slice. A technique that is clearly different from that employed with other blades.
Another useful feature of the meat cleaver knife is its capacity to crush specific components, such as garlic or ginger, quickly and effectively. In certain cases, it is more convenient to obtain materials this way than to precisely cut them out.
When crushing any ingredient, it is critical to arrange it on a cutting board and align the cleaver’s wide side with the blade facing away. With your free hand, strike the blade’s top side to crush the component.
To avoid mishaps, go for the blunt edge rather than the sharp edge.
The wide blade of the cleaver knife makes it simple to scoop up components such as vegetables and move them to a bowl or the stove. To do this, place the cleaver knife horizontally alongside the chopped vegetables at a small angle, with the sharpest part of the blade facing away from you. Then, swiftly slip the blade beneath the vegetables while pushing them onto the wide section of the blade with your free hand.
From there, you’ll be able to transport them safely from point A to point B. To prevent spillage, you’ll want to use your free hand to secure the ingredients on top of the blade. Simply avoid placing your free hand too close to the blade’s sharp end.
Meat Sectioning From The Bone
If there is one quality that the meat cleaver is famed for, it is its ease with which it cuts through bone. This is due to the way the knife is constructed. Its wide, razor-sharp blade edge is ideal for separating tissue from bone, including fat and, if necessary, skin.
Additionally, the meat cleaver’s blade is thick and designed to handle more demanding jobs in the kitchen. This function enables it to effortlessly cut through small poultry bones. Additionally, even with a larger, thicker piece of meat, the cleaver may still produce the desired cut of meat.
The wide blade of the meat cleaver allows you to position the cutting edge precisely where you want to cut into the piece of meat. From there, you can use the blade’s own weight and your free hand to press down on the blade’s top portion to sever it completely.
Once you’ve mastered chopping meat from the bone with a meat cleaver, you may discover that purchasing meat this way is more convenient and economical.
While scaling a fish requires more skill than chopping into a large piece of meat, it is still easily accomplished with the aid of a meat cleaver. To increase your control, you’ll want to grip the cleaver using the second gripping method described above.
Arrange the fish to be descaled on a cutting board. With your free hand, grasp the fish head and carefully run the meat cleaver blade up and down the fish at a small angle. Carry on in this manner until your fish has successfully descaled.
Factors to consider before buying cleaver knife
Components and materials of a cleaver knife
The material used to make a cleaver knife is significant. Certain individuals like to work with high-carbon steel. It is extremely durable and possesses exceptional natural qualities.
Additionally, it retains its sharpness for an extended period of time. However, the material rusts easily and can impart a metallic flavor to chopped food.
Stainless steel is by far the greatest material. Because it is rust-resistant, it does not impart a flavor to food. Additionally, it is durable.
Nowadays, the majority of the best stainless steel is produced in Germany and Japan.
Length of the blade
The length and height of the blade have an effect on the overall efficiency and agility of the cleaver knife. For cutting huge things, the length is matched. Additionally, the height is necessary for proper joint space and assists the cleaver knife in cutting in a straight plane.
It is preferable to select a blade that is 7 to 8 inches in length and at least 3.2 inches in height. If you use a blade that is too short, it is quite easy to jam it into a large thing.
Alternatively, if used for an extended period of time, it may become awkward and lose accuracy. A 7 to 8-inch kitchen knife is extremely versatile and is capable of cutting through meat, bone, tissue, and hard-skinned vegetables with ease.
Additionally, this medium-sized knife is comfortable to handle when cutting. Small knives are frequently excessively light, whereas huge knives can be excessively hefty and thick. If you have much larger hands, however, you can choose a larger size with a larger handle.
Thickness of the blade
In terms of blade thickness, different providers adhere to varying requirements.
Western kitchen knives like a thick blade to spine thickness. The angles of the edges can range from 13 degrees (slim) to 25 degrees (thick) (vast). It does not require sharpening and is capable of delivering a significant amount of striking force. And carbon steels require constant repolishing to regain their sharpness when they are thin.
The majority of Chinese chef’s knives include razor-sharp blades and cutting edges. It is more agile, which means you have greater control. They are, however, easily worn out. Due to the reduced weight of the construction, the cutting edge will have nicks.
The good news is that you can now find a cleaver that combines the two. Simply examine one with a sharp cutting edge (around 15-17 degrees). It will provide you with a thorough, clean-cut that is also durable.
Weight of the Blade
Additionally, longer blades result in a heavier knife. A cleaver knife with an 8-inch blade can weigh up to 2.0 pounds.
A knife of this size is capable of killing practically anything, but it requires additional work. You will become exhausted as a result of the lack of accuracy.
A short 6-inch blade type, weighing only 10 oz., may be too light. While it is more convenient to use a lighter knife, it can also become tedious. As with cutting through little bones, greater effort will be required.
A cleaver knife weighing roughly 1 lb. provides sufficient power to deliver a clean, one-swing cut with precision. The ordinary user will have little difficulty navigating this range and will not find it extremely taxing.
Assume you’re new to cooking. In that situation, the imarku 7-Inch Meat Cleaver is a worthwhile alternative due to its ease of use. Why? The knife weighs less than 13 ounces and has a shorter blade.
As a result, newcomers will not be intimidated by the tool in their hands. Despite this, you can cut precisely and easily because it is forged from a single billet of high-quality north German stainless steel.
Additionally, the silky finish helps reduce resistance and drag, allowing for easier cutting. Additionally, the blade is curved, simulating the sense of using a chef’s knife. Additionally, this knife is dishwasher safe.
Comfortable handles are critical, even more so for prolonged usage. There are several types of handles available on the market, including wood, stainless steel, and plastic. Each of them has a number of advantages and disadvantages.
For instance, while plastic is nice to hold, easy to clean, and durable, it will break at elevated temperatures. By comparison, while ordinary wood is aesthetically pleasing, it can harbor bacteria.
Whatever material you choose, search for a cleaver with an ergonomic handle design. A ergonomic handle optimizes performance and comfort. It will enable you to grip your knife securely without fear of an accident caused by a slip.
Unbalanced cleavers are unsuitable. The balance between the handle’s length and weight and the blade’s weight should be comfortable.
Tips on using cleaver knife
Use a chopping block to protect surfaces
Ascertain that you have a cutting block beneath. The cleaver is meant to separate bones and come to a halt when it comes into contact with another surface. The impact might cause a crack or break in a glass or plastic surface. A thin, malleable cutting mat offers no protection against impact to the surface beneath. A substantial wooden block absorbs the impact and brings the blade to a halt without injuring the counters or other surfaces.
It is acceptable to be imprecise
Do not be discouraged if your chops are a little sloppy. This tool, unlike a butcher’s knife, is not designed for precise cuts. Because it is designed for hard labor, it produces a rough cut.
A cleaver can be a little unsettling at first. Swing it like a hammer rather than sawing back and forth. Although it appears rudimentary, with time and patience, you will discover that it is a useful tool in the modern kitchen.
Keep your fingers free
While using the cleaver, keep your hand and fingers away of the meal you are preparing. It is a substantial knife designed for chopping, crushing, and breaking. It may cause injury to the chef. However, when used properly, the cleaver is a beneficial addition to the kitchen.
Choose a comfy handle
When shopping for a cleaver, choose for one with a rubber or wooden grip. Bear in mind that raw meat, as well as other fruits and vegetables, are slippery. Any knife that slips from the cook’s grasp will result in an accident. Wood and rubber give a non-slip grip that enables the chef to safely make cuisine. Metal handles are prone to slipping, whereas plastic handles crack and break under strain and with age.
Maintain a sharp and clean blade
Another consideration is the blade’s substance. Stainless steel maintains its edge for an extended period of time and is easy to clean, so it does not harbor bacteria. Bear in mind that you will be handling raw meat, so wash the blade well after each usage.