The kitchen cleaver has always been one of the indispensable professional knives in the kitchen. The cleaver is in fact the ideal tool for breaking small bones with sharp blows while processing your food. Here you will find many of the best models of professional kitchen cleaver for sale online, compare our models.
Features of the kitchen cleaver
The kitchen cleaver is one of the typical tools that can be found in any kitchen or butcher's shop. It is characterized by a sturdy blade that can vary from 15 to 25 cm. Unlike other kitchen knives that you generally find in a professional chef's knife bag, the kitchen cleaver is designed to give precise and robust strokes in order to separate food neatly and if necessary break small bones if present.
The Japanese kitchen cleaver
There are many cooking enthusiasts who, approaching this knife, confuse it with the Nakiri knife. Although the shape of these two types of kitchen knife are similar, their function is completely different. In fact, if you are looking for a Japanese kitchen cleaver, what you are looking for is the Deba knife and not the Nakiri knife.
What misleads many buyers is the shape of these knives. However, we must not forget that what makes the kitchen knife suitable for breaking small bones or giving sharp blows, is not so much the shape, but the characteristics of the blade.
The Nakiri knife is in fact a light knife with an extremely thin blade and its main function is to cut vegetables. This is in fact a vegetable knife and not a Japanese kitchen cleaver. On the contrary, if you are looking for an Asian knife designed to give sharp blows, therefore equipped with a sturdy blade, that is the Deba knife.
On this page you will also find several professional butcher cleavers. In fact, they are knives for professional use designed to best meet the needs of those who work with meat and therefore of the butcher. A butcher's cleaver is often heavier than a common kitchen cleaver and this to offer the user the possibility of giving even more clear and precise strokes.
If you are a butcher, we recommend that you visit our specific page dedicated to butcher cleavers. In fact, here you will find all our main models of professional kitchen cleaver.
In this page dedicated to the world of kitchen cleavers, we had the opportunity to explain some of the main characteristics of a kitchen cleaver. From the length of the blade to the heaviness of the knife. We also talked about the difference between the Japanese kitchencleaver and Western models. Observing in this way how many people mistakenly believe that the Nakiri knife is a Japanese kitchen cleaver, but in reality it is not. Finally we talked about the butcher's cleaver, noting that if you are looking for a professional kitchen knife, you are probably looking for an even heavier and more robust cleaver that you find on our specific page on Knife Park.