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Sugimoto Virgin Carbon Steel No.6 Chinese Cleaver 220mm (8.6inch)

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Sugimoto is one of the most famous brand names for Japanese knives. Sugimoto’s Chinese Cleavers are especially well known and are popular amongst professional Chinese Food Chefs.

From an experienced craftsman’s viewpoint, Sugimoto’s traditional handcrafting methods and their custom convex edge geometry 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.

The blade is made with a very pure Japanese virgin carbon steel, which provides excellent edge retention, edge sharpness and ease of re-sharpening.

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 SGMT-No.6 Chinese Cleaver is the 'standard model' and its middling blade dimensions, blade thickness and weight make it 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 Virgin Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver

Blade Material:  Virgin Carbon Steel

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63

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 220mm (8.6")
Blade length: 220mm
Blade Width: 112mm
Blade Thickness: 4mm
Total Weight: 448g



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 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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    Adam C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Awesome Knife

    I am a chef of 22 years and I know what I bought. I love white steel and this knife is perfectly forged and heat treated its a true wonder to use. It is just a mm thicker then other Chuka Bochos, and its worth it. It feel like it is less likely to chip or augment the blade by accident. Its a master in its class. Of course it has to be maintained like any HC blade. It takes an extremely easy sharp edge. I highly recommend this knife.

    Rob J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    My favorite knife

    I've had a #6 for 10 years+. It's my favorite knife. Sharpens quickly takes a super edge. This is my favorite steel ever. So great for fine work. I love all that height for keeping my knuckles against the blade, so much safer and precise. Can't see myself ever again using a western knife for precision work

    Nita G.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    I recommend this product

    Pure Cutting Edge !!!

    Truly outstanding Cutting-edge!!! I just finished sharpening this Carbon Steel Cleaver !!! Sharper than my Chefs knife ! Wow !!! I’ll ordering my knives from Your Company !!! For sure !!!

    Caleb M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product


    Very good knife, not flashy but it gets the job done very well.

    Rickard I.
    Sweden Sweden
    I recommend this product

    Best cleaver with razor sharp white steel core

    At work as a chef I use my Sugimoto nr 6 cleaver for all veggie prep. Now I ordered one for home use too. Koki was very helpful, as always. The long flatter belly and blade heavy balance are what make cleavers useful with veggies. I can slice, push cut, pull cut, chop. The sharp end can be used for onions. The core steel edge OOTB is very sharp and predictable and therefore safe since I know how it will act with the produce. Soft summer veggies, hard Nordic root veggies, it does it all. The handle is comfortable and has good grip. I understand why so many Japanese chefs prefer Sugimoto. I have tried other cleavers but sold them.

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