Very close to the Nakiri and Chopper. Cleaver knives have a similar aesthetic to a Chopper, however, are much wider in the blade. They make use of a broad, rectangular shape and a hollow edge which is the sharpest part of the knife.
The Cleaver works as the best option for chopping meat or possibly a range of different vegetables. The square shape and straight edge of the Cleaver allows chefs to cut through to the chopping board without needing to rock the blades backwards and forwards. They can simply cut straight down in a single motion.
Due to its strength and size, the Cleaver is often used for larger vegetables such as sweet potatoes and squash. They also cut through large vegetables such as cabbage and lettuce without hassle. If required, the sharp edge of the blade can be used to create thin even slices, allowing chefs to add ribbons of vegetables for garnish.
High quality steel
The Damascus steel is an old craft that originates in Syria with inspiration from India and middle eastern countries. It’s a complicated process of forging steel into a durable and patterned blade. That creates the specific pattern that these knives emulates.
The stainless steel in these knives are ideal for normal everyday kitchen work. You don't have to worry about your knives going dull due to corrosion and the need to sharpen your knives will only occur after long use.
The process of making real Damascus steel increases the quality of the steel types involved in the process. Read more about Damascus steel here. This kitchen knife set with 3 knives has cores of 7CR17 steel and is plated with Damascus steel pattern.
The handle of our Cleaver is of dymondwood, which is an impregnated hardwood that has waterproof abilities and is highly temperature resistant. Dymondwood also doesn't warp as natural wood do.
All these characteristics gives it a long lasting quality. It also has a very distinct look which is often used for design purposes. Read more about dymondwood here. The handle is crafted in an ergonomic shape.
7CR17 Steel comparison