Top 5 Large Cleaver kitchen knives: Our picks

A large Cleaver knife is something every kitchen needs to have no matter what type of cooking you normally do. We went through our collections of knives and picked the best Cleaver knives that you can possibly find. But first, let us break down the definition of a Cleaver knife. 

A cleaver is a large knife that varies in its shape but usually resembles a rectangular-bladed hatchet. It is largely used as a kitchen or butcher knife intended for hacking through bone. The knife's broad side can also be used for crushing in food preparation. It has an especially tough edge meant to withstand repeated blows directly into thick meat, dense cartilage, bone - and the cutting board below. it is swung like a meat tenderizer or hammer - the knife's design relies on sheer momentum to cut efficiently; to chop straight through rather than slicing in a sawing motion. 

  1. The LIXY™ - Hand-Forged Cleaver Knife

This esthetically gorgeous handmade knife is not just a unique face,  it can be used for all things cooking - from chopping to mincing and dicing all types of food. The extreme sharpness of the blade guarantees you many years of use without the need for regular sharpening. Speaking of, you can easily sharpen this knife at home whenever it needs a little bit of freshening up. Here is a great guide for you to follow. 

This is a knife not only with great features but also with a great knife making history. It was hand-forged by professional blacksmiths from high-quality steel, which optimized the blade's sharpness, edge retention and corrosion resistance. After that, it was put through multiple detailed hand inspections to test its quality. 

Key Features and specifications

Unique design 

Comfortable to use

Easy to sharpen

Extremely sharp 

Total length: 33 cm 

Blade length: 22.5 cm (9 inch) 

Blade width: 9.7 cm (The widest point) 

Blade thickness: 7.67 mm 

Blade Material: Handmade Forged High Manganese Steel Clad Steel 

Handle Material: Full Tang integrated steel shank + wood + Screw fixing 

  1. The SURATU™ - Chopping Cleaver Chef's Knife

Having this collection worthy Cleaver knife is an honour for professionals as well as at home cooks. The blade has such an extraordinary design that it is known for being one of the most appealing kitchen knives of the world. But as the previous Cleaver, it is so much more than just a pretty face. This knife has such a sharp edge that it can cut through any ingredient. 

The process of producing this knife takes longer than that of an ordinary knife. The production process needs quenching - Hammer -tempering- clamping steel - Hammer -quenching- tempering and other continuous cycle operations. The quenching splash is 780 degrees and the tempering is 180 degrees - 200 degrees. This operation guarantees the hardness and sharpness of this knife. And it is bound to last for a very long time. 

Key Features and specifications

Unique design 

Extremely sharp 

Easy to sharpen

Comfortable handle grip

Style: Thick Heavy Chopping Cleaver knife 

Blade thickness: 6mm 

Blade Material: High-carbon stainless steel, Clad Steel

  1. The Promaja™ - Handmade Serbian Chef's Knife

Although it was voted as 2018's best chef's knife, the Promaja knife is a large and heavy-duty knife, which can perform all the functions of both chef’s and Cleaver knives. Hence the fame of being one of the most multifunctional knives of the market. 

Professional blacksmiths hand-forged it from Serbian Sarschach Steel using ancient quenching technology from the far east. You could even cut through wood with this hardened carbon steel blade, which is made to provide extreme sharpness throughout many years of use. The rust on the blade is an edgy touch to remind you how unique the knife is and how it was made.

Key Features and specifications


long-lasting sharpness

Comfortable use

Blade Material: High carbon steel

Blade length: 6.69 inches (17 cm) 

Blade width: 4 inches (10 cm) (The widest point) 

Blade thickness: 0.15 inches (4 mm)

  1. Altomino Handmade Chef Knife


The Altomino Chef knife is hand-forged by Master European knife smiths as an “all-purpose” using special techniques. It’s designed to provide equally satisfying cuts to both meat and vegetables alike.
Crafted with high-quality steel - the blade is carefully sharpened using proprietary ancient techniques which produce a razor, almost “surgical” sharp blade that can even cut through bone with shocking ease.

Key Features and specifications

Though blade 

Comfortable use

Extreme sharpness 

Total Length:  11.6 in ( 29.5 cm )
Blade Length: 
7.1 in ( 18 cm )
Handle Length: 
4.5 in ( 11.5 cm )
Blade Width: 
1.6 in ( 4.0 cm )
Blade thickness: 
0.1 in ( 0.30 cm )
0.77 lb ( 350 g )
60 HRC.
Blade Material: 
High Manganese Steel Clad Steel
Handle Material: 
Full Tang integrated steel shank + wood + rivet fixing


  1. Daozi



This handmade knife has recently gained huge popularity amongst professional cooks as well as at home cooks. The blade is made of high carbon steel imported from Japan and has natural rust on the surface, which is just perfect for the stylish cooks. The edge is very sharp and needs to be handled carefully. It is extremely durable and will last you a lifetime. The ever so comfortable handle is made out of pakka, micarta, acacia, rose, G10 and walnut. It fits in the hand nicely and protects it throughout heavy cooking sessions.

Key Features and specifications

Unique design 

Razor-cut sharpness

Tough blade  

Total Length:  12.2 in ( 31 cm )
Blade Length: 
7.9 in ( 20 cm )
Handle Length: 
4.3 in ( 11 cm )
Blade Width: 
2.2 in ( 5.5 cm )
0.82 lb ( 370 g )
Forged steel
57-58 HRC


In conclusion: A large knife is a crucial component for your kitchen especially if you like cooking meat. Get a Cleaver knife and take good care of it with our guide on how to make your kitchen knives last longer.

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