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Sugimoto CM-4030 - Small Chinese Cleaver with Special Stainless Steel Blade

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Sugimoto is well know and reputable kitchen knife maker and especially famous for the practical Chinese Cleaver.

From an experienced craftsman’s viewpoint, Sugimoto’s traditional handcrafting methods and their custom convex edge geometry, their hand-sharpening are the secrets to their outstanding cutting performance.

Since we first started to offer the Sugimoto Chinese Cleavers, over 10 years ago, our professional customers have praised them for their fine cutting performance and quality.

We often receive requests and inquires about small, easy to maintain, high-quality Chinese Cleavers, so we recently decided to begin selling the Sugimoto CM-4030 Small Chinese Cleaver, with Special Stainless Steel blade.

The blade is made with a special stainless steel, which provides very good cutting performance, edge retention and rust resistance.

The Natural Wood Handle has a comfortable rounded shape, two carved grooves that improve grip, a durable Stainless Steel bolster and balances the weight of the blade very well.

The Sugimoto CM-4030 Chinese Cleaver is the smaller size with lighter than standard for comfortable balance and weight.

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: Sugimoto Small Size Stainless Steel Chinese Cleaver

Blade Material:  Special Stainless Steel

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Round Shaped Natural Wooden Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Chinese Cleaver 190mm (7.4")
Blade length: 190mm
Blade Width: 95mm
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm
Total Weight: 319g



This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.  

We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for a long time.



This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.

  • Before starting to use the knife, please wash it with water for cleaning up.
  • Please do not put this knife in the dishwasher, please hand wash.
  • Please do not leave this knife in water or wet condition for a long time.
  • After using, please hand wash it and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. (Includes bolster and handle part)
  • 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, hard foods such as lobster and crab which have hard surface.
  • *e recommend re-sharpening the knife using Japanese whetstones, when it gets dull.


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      Timo B.
      Germany Germany
      I recommend this product

      Great knife

      Love this one, very sharp, great feeling in the hand.

      James M.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Should be your second knife

      This lightweight Chinese style cleaver should be the second knife that you acquire. Right after the 4 inch paring knife. No kitchen is complete without a vegetable cleaver. Sugimoto is recognized as the best maker. This lightweight size and weight is easy for both men and women to use. The stainless blade is easy to care for. What is not to love!

      Daniel H.
      Israel Israel
      I recommend this product

      Daily cleaver

      Great knife for cooking at home. Easy to maintain and good quality stainless steel. Fairly thin behind the edge and cutting really well. It’s one of my favorite knives.

      Omusoru T.
      Romania Romania
      I recommend this product

      The best knife I've used

      Light, balanced, sharp and of high quality. The handle is made of wood and very pleasant to hold even for my bigger hands. Just the weight of the knife alone is enough to cut through vegetables. I have no regret in purchasing this item, and the price is worth its quality.

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      Ryan F.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Amazing cleaver

      I wanted a cleaver with a tall blade, but not too wide, so I could use it for chopping certain veggies. This cleaver was exactly that. The quality is exceptional—saying that as a person that owns many expensive knives. It's truly the work of fine craftsmanship. I'm very pleased with it, and would recommend to anyone.

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