Cleaver - Choosing The Best for Your Kitchen

Cleaver - Choosing The Best for Your Kitchen


What is a Cleaver?

A cleaver is a large knife that differs in its shape but generally resembles a rectangular-bladed hatchet. It is popularly used as a kitchen or butcher knife and is mainly used to split up large pieces of soft bones and thick meat pieces. The knife's broadside could also be used for crushing in food preparation (such as garlic or ginger) and can also be used to scoop up chopped items.



Cutting tools such as a cleaver and hand-axes have been in use since the Acheulean period. The origin of Cleavers dates back to 960 AD. Its earliest form can be traced back to the Primitive Times when Lantian Man (a species of archaic humans) who lived in Shaanxi, nearly 800,000 years ago used arrow-headed rocks - mainly used to slice through animal flesh and cut plants' roots.

Cleavers have been used for about one million years to cut through animal bone and flesh; in modern times, they are generally made of iron or carbon steel, remaining a requisite tool of the butcher and a shared kitchen implement. They can also be used to prepare hard vegetables and other foods, such as squash, where a thin slicing blade runs the risk of shattering.
However, they are not used for cutting through solid, thick, and hard bones – instead, a bone saw, either manual or powered, is used.


Choose the best for your kitchen:

To help you pick the best quality cleaver, we have brought you a list of our best-selling cleavers to choose from and get them delivered to your doorstep.

No image inside blogWe have the most trusted brands with their best-designed knives and kitchen tools available with us. Our Kai Pro Cleaver Knife- 7In has been hand sharpened and finished to a razor edge. It is suitable for professional kitchens and homes, featuring comfortable and agile handling even during hours of food prep.

Our range of cleavers is the ultimate tool for all tasks that place high demands on the robustness and power of the knives. They easily rib and chop bones and extremely hard-shelled Comfortable, riveted POM handle; full-tang construction for strength and balance.

We believe there's another style that you should consider investing in, and that's a cleaver. It might look a little scary, and yours might even give you visions of an intense butcher working behind the scenes to prepare meat for the case in your local grocery store. "While every knife in the kitchen plays a role, the main reason to reach for a cleaver over a chef's knife or santoku is to efficiently chop through dense, heavier pieces of meat, including bone and cartilage," quotes Viola Wüsthof, co-CEO of WÜSTHOF. And while a cleaver is undoubtedly helpful for cutting meat, it can be used for cutting through tough produce such as butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and pineapple.

Are you convinced to give yourself a multi-purpose cleaver? There is no time like the present to shop for one that works for you and helps you cut and chop like no other knife! You can choose from the available range of cleavers on our website.

Please choose from our collection of best-selling cleavers.

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