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Suien Virgin Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver 220mm (8.6inch)

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We started to offer the Suien Chinese Cleaver over 10 years ago. Since then, the Suien Chinese Cleaver has been immediately recognized as a great product by our professional customers because of its fine cutting performance and affordable price range compared to other famous Chinese Cleavers made in Japan.

The blade is made of pure Japanese virgin carbon steel to provide excellent edge retention and edge sharpness, the blades are heat-treated to HRc. 62-63.

Unique Texture of Mahogany Wooden Handle makes comfortable grip and well balance.

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: Suien Virgin Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver

Blade Material:  Virgin Carbon Steel

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63

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

Handle Material: Mahogany Wooden Handle

Saya Included: No.


Chinese Ceaver 220mm (8.6")
Blade length: 220mm
Blade Width: 107mm
Blade Thickness: 2.6mm
Total Weight: 450g



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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Austria Austria
I recommend this product

I was curious how this "type" of blade will work for me, so I bought this cleaver. At first, it was difficult for me because of the weight of the cleaver, but you can also use that as an advantage: Instead of "pushing" the blade down (like you would do with a "normal" knife) - just let it "fall". Well, of course not from very high - just place it over the thing you want to cut and "relax" your hand (maybe pull it back a bit to "cut") - because of the weight of the cleaver, it will cut through almost anything like... ;) A thing I like very much about this knife-"type": You can use the knife like a shovel to take the food from the cutting board and put it e.g. on a plate. Very comfortable! The handle is on the shorter side, but the way I hold the cleaver, thats no problem for me. The steel is very good and hard - so it keeps sharp for a while and is a joy to resharpen - but, as others wrote, its very reactive, so keep it dry... So far, I am very happy with my first cleaver and can recommend it. To store it, I bought a Blade-protection like: https://www.amazon.co.uk/W%C3%BCsthof-9920-6-Knife-protection-blade/dp/B001FXIZEE

Khalid R.
Pakistan Pakistan
I recommend this product
Suien SSC-01 ****** Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver

I bought this cleaver Sept 2011 since 9 years ago, very impressive and beautiful cleaver. Even though I used this cleaver on sheep and goats bones and meat and its worked well. Also at that time when delay occurred to get this knife Mr. Koki Iwahara dealt with me very humbly and in a polite way. However I am searching some cleaver to use for beef meat and bones. I remember I found the required cleaver from the same series on this site but now I am not able to see that one.

Mark R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Good Cleaver. Great Price and service

So far I'm really liking the suien cleaver. It's starting to develop a nice patina so I'm keeping it dried and oiled. Really like using it to develop the look, and it's just a great tool in the kitchen.

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Jon P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Suien ****** Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver 220mm

Upon receiving my first cleaver the fit and finish was very disappointing (especially considering the price point), HOWEVER upon contacting JCK customer service I was offered a complete refund OR the opportunity to wait until a completely new cleaver was made by Suien to higher standards. I opted for the latter, and I am very satisfied with the F&F and cutting performance of the replacement cleaver I was sent. The customer service was fantastic and very communicative! Great job.

Mike S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Suien ****** Carbon Steel Chinese Cleaver 220mm (8.6inch)

Very sharp and good to use. If it had had a 50/50 grind it would be perfect for me as easier to sharpen.

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