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 Post subject: Heavy cleaver wanted
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Hi there,

I'm looking for a heavy cleaver for use in cutting through bones, large squash, etc., basically all the "heavy" cutting that I don't want to use my go-to 8" Wusthof cook's knife for. The CCK Bone Chopper (on ChefKnivesToGo at http://www.chefknivestogo.com/cckbonechopper.html ) looks really good.

There were just a few questions that I was hoping you could help me with.

1) First, is it a stainless blade? Or carbon steel? I'm okay with some tarnishing but I don't want to worry about rust or heavy oxidation on the knife.

2) Is this knife full tang?

3) I'm a bit concerned about the width of the spine - 8.1 mm at the heel. I feel like it's going to wedge a lot, i.e. get stuck in a squash before I can cut through. Do you know anything about this? Maybe there's another blade you sell that would also work well for this kind of heavy use (not a thin Chinese slicing cleaver) but isn't quite so thick, maybe something like 5 mm?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Regards,

Geoff



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 Post subject: Re: Heavy cleaver wanted
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:28 pm 
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This is a carbon steel cleaver. It's big and ugly and reminds me of an axe. Great for hacking though stuff. Bone chopper is a good description of it.

Yes it does wedge stuff.

It has a big stick tang inside the handle.

We sell this cleaver well. Most guys use it as a beater.



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