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Sugimoto Virgin Carbon Steel No.7 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.7 Chinese Cleaver has a slightly thicker and heavier blade than the SGMT-No.6 Chinese Cleaver, but it is still 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: 554g



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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    Liz B.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    My First Chinese Chefs Knife

    My parter bought me this knife for my birthday as a gift. It is beautiful and I love using it. It feels well made. I'm getting used to the carbon steel blade. It arrived very quickly. The packaging was nothing special.

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    Michael T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Expensive but A Great Cleaver

    I got a #7 and a CM3040 for the wife as Christmas gifts. She loves the size, balance and sharpness. They are her go to knives now.

    Mohammad R.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Sugimoto #7

    Sugimoto #7 is an excellent cleaver designed for more chopping tasks rather than slicing as Sugimoto #6 is perfected in such. The blade is very nicely tapered towards the tip makes it ideal double duty for heavier task closer to the handle and finer work near the tip of the knife. Handle is very ergonomic shaped after your hand figure when you pinch grip it. This professional chinese cleaver is the compliment of Sugimoto #6. Highly recommend.

    Luong T.

    sugimoto #7

    Edge retention - good but not as good as my Mizuno Cleaver. The belly is bit agressive. It is a good all around but a bit expensive for the performance. I have micro chip on edge just for general usage; cutting, slice and dice WIthout chopping on any hard stuff. All around food prep. Micro burr form on edge after a week of light use.

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