"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. The blade is made of AUS-8 Stainless steel which provides the rust resistance, strength and easy maintenance, comes 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 AUS-8 Stainless Steel Chinese Cleaver
Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Rose Wood Handle
Saya Included: No.
Chinese Cleaver 220mm (8.6")
Blade length: 220mm
Blade Width: 87mm
Blade Thickness: 3mm
Total Weight: 518g
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 Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
Having owned the cleaver for several months now and using it on a daily basis, I can honestly say it is now my most used knife. It came nicely sharpened out of the box and has retained the edge over several months. Very low maintenance. One of my first concerns was the two piece wood handle that seemed to be smaller than the tang. Over time, the wood has absorbed back some moisture and has since expended to be almost entirely flush with the tang. Very happy with the knife. Looks great too.
The knife was packaged nicely, and is of solid construction. It's easy to clean, and holds an edge well. Cutting vegetables is now one of my favourite parts of cooking. It could have been sharper out of the box, but this will help me to develop my skill of sharpening. I was apprehensive about getting the 220mm length, but I'm glad I did, as it allows for me to transport large quantities of chopped vegetables, and the weight is nice. Overall I'm very satisfied with the knife, and look forward to using it in years to come. :)
I am very happy with my new cleaver. It is very handy for chopping and mincing. Maybe it needs some sharpening, but easy to do. The 220mm is really big enough for all the tasks in the kitchen.
I love this knife. My son encouraged me to buy one for myself, and for him:). I love to use it! Vert pleased with this purchase; high quality, functional, versatile, light weight, comfortable grip…excellent all around.
Nice cleaver, with decent finish, very weak ootb edge though, if not experienced with stones ask for initial sharpening, or look at other options