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FOODIE-HOME CHEF-FRIENDLY. KITCHEN TOUGH.
INDIVIDUALLY GROUND AND HONED EDGE
NATURAL HARDWOOD HANDLE
EASY TO RE-SHARPEN
MADE IN THE USA
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LEAVE IT TO CLEAVER
At our house, dinner meant family recipes cooked with fresh, local ingredients. My mom always boasted that she could make a 10-course meal with only a wok, a pair of chopsticks, and her favorite cleaver which has seen our family through four decades of dinners. She did everything with a cleaver–slice, dice, shred, chop, bang, even scoop!
After a full day as an elementary school teacher, Mom whipped up fast, healthy “Country Asian” meals for a family of five, like Pepper Steak and Rice-a-Roni and Five-Spice Home Fries. This Asian chef’s knife has my mom’s stamp of approval and stood up to the test in restaurant kitchens. It may be the first cleaver you’ve ever owned, but likely the only one you need to buy (unless you get more for gifts!)
Traditionally, Asian-style cleavers were used for butchering whole animals–bones, gristle, and all. They were big and heavy and shaped like an ax. Modern versions of cleavers (sometimes referred to as Asian chef knives) are more versatile and refined. They are generally lighter in weight with a thinner blade and are designed for cutting boneless meat and vegetables. Perfect and practical for most home-chefs and everyday use, from chicken fingers to vegetable stir fry! (If you’re a hardcore cook who works with whole animal and bone-in cuts, use a heavier traditional cleaver with a blade that’s geared for chopping through bone and gristle.) Most cleavers are made in China, Korea, Japan or Germany.
I own and have tested a dozen cleavers and Asian chef knives. My favorite one is the type we used in our family restaurant. My mom’s had hers for 25+ years. The wood handle fits in my smaller hand and the blade size is just right for me: big enough to be a real cleaver, but not so top-heavy for a smaller person. And it’s made in the USA. I don’t use it to hack a whole chicken or chop bones, but it does about everything else.
Speak softly, eat good food…and carry a big knife!