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Kagayaki High Carbon Steel KG-20 Chinese Cleaver 180mm (7 inch)

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  "JCK Kagayaki" Series Chinese Cleavers (Chuka-Bocho) that are reasonably priced for the first users. Chinese Cleaver is not so common for home cooking, so the production was limited and priced high, however, it is a practical knife for slicing and chopping, than you imagine from the size and shape of the blade. 

  JCK has worked for quantity production to reduce the costs, and is bringing you a chance to get a quality Chinese Cleaver at an affordable price which is smaller size of Chinese Cleaver and suitable for home cooking. High Carbon Steel blade (Solid Japanese HAGANE) with Rose wood handle. 

The Chinese Cleaver is a highly versatile general-purpose kitchen knife that can be used to slice, chop, mince, scrape, and even crush ingredients. The tall blade of the Chinese Cleaver enables it to be safely guided with the knuckles of your free hand when 'tap chopping’, ‘push cutting’, or ‘pull cutting’. This makes it possible to cut large fruit and vegetables, such as cabbages, easily and safely.

Knife Model: Kagayaki High Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver

Blade Material:  High Carbon Steel

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30

Handle Material: Rose Wood Handle

Saya Included: No.


Chinese Cleaver Small 180mm (7")
Blade length: 180mm
Blade Width: 86mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Total Weight: 306g



Our craftsmen make suitable edge geometry for left handed version by hand sharpening process at US$10 extra. Please allow 3 to 6 days for the left handed version to deliver.

For your information, most of the Japanese Kitchen knives come originally with double bevel edge sharpened 70/30 (face side/back side) for Western style knives. This geometry came from Japanese Traditional knives with single bevel edge and Shinogi blade construction. This is one of the special features and reasons why Japanese knives have an excellent cutting performance. 

However, this 70/30 edge geometry is designed for right hand use, so we have a service to modify it to 30/70 for left handed users with re-sharpening process by skilled craftsman. 

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.



This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. Please apply Tsubaki oil on the blade and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    Ory M.
    United States United States

    Needed sharpening.

    I had to sharpen the very first time i used it,it just wasn’t cutting very well,so i sharpened it and then it cut great,other than that i love it. Ory

    Victor B.
    Germany Germany
    I recommend this product

    Great knife with big personality.

    Have been using this perfectly sized knife for some months now, both in the professional kitchen that I work in and at home. ( professional chef for the last 12 years). The knife really fit perfectly on your cutting board and is not to bulky, it feels good in your hand with a minimal and simple handle. I find the grind 70/30 or 80/20 very nice, it is a thing you learn quickly to enjoy. The knife grows on you the more you work with it, just like any knife. But this one has a small but big personality. I had to sharpen the edge to my personal likeness with higer grit stones, took it both on synthetic and natural stones. I found this knife to fit me best on natural stones, and finish it on a good simple strop with green compound. Now when I have worked with it on my natural stones and strop, it has such a nice sharp edge that without any pressure and just with its own weight it cuts through veggies. Once you get the edge on this knife with the great potential that the knife has, it will stay sharp all day and with a strop on your side this knife will easy get back to sharpness. I had to sharpen it again on stones after 4 full months after the hard work from a professional kitchen. Took me 6mins on 1000grit and 8000grit and it is ready to work again. Great knife for a great price. Been buying from JCK for 8 years and Koki and his team have been amazing every time. Can only recommend that this knife is worth more than the price, cleavers are very versatile and fun to work with

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    Orion F.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Great knife

    Out of the box it’s very sharp. Everything I was needing in this knife.

    Matej S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Kagayaki HC Chinese cleaver 180 mm;KG 20

    A very handy,sharp item. 180 mm is perfect for slicing vegetables as well as meat. Holds the edge very well and is easy to sharpen up due to the high carbon steel used. I’m very satisfied with the purchase

    Reza D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Kagayaki High Carbon Steel KG-20 Chinese Cleaver 180mm (7 inch

    Outstanding delivery service, and great cleaver. Thank you.

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