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The Top 10 Best Cleavers for Cutting Meat, Bone & Vegetables

Cleavers, choppers and butcher knives are made for heavy duty kitchen work. They can cut through vegetables, meat, joints and bone.

1. Global G-12 - 6 1/2-Inch Meat Cleaver / Chopper

Global G-12 - 6 1/2 inch Meat Cleaver
Meat & Bone
Most Expensive

Global has razorsharp straight edge sharpened by hand at a 15% angle. Thinner blades for lighter weight giving you more agility with less fatigue. Perfect balance using a weighted hollow handle. No bolster design allowing for full edge use and full-blade sharpening. All stainless steel construction with slip free handle. Square-bladed meat cleaver designed to butcher and cut through bones.

What customers are saying

"As ever, Global didn't disappoint. The best cleaver I have ever owned. And the first one that I can actually use to chop through bone without it being destroyed in the process."
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2. Wusthof Classic 7 1/2-Inch Heavy Cleaver

Wusthof Classic 7 1/2-Inch Heavy Cleaver
Meat & Bone

Wusthof has been making the finest knives in the world for over 190 years. Through excellent craftsman ship and engineering the Classic knife line has become one of the biggest knife lines in the world. Made by skilled craftsman in Solingen Germany these fine knives are precision forged out a single piece of the finest steel. This Classic 7" Meat Cleaver is designed to break down meats and break bone. This strong thick durable blade helps to make a tough job easy.

What customers are saying

"There is nothing I would change but only wish I would have learned about it sooner. Cuts, slices, chops with ease."
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3. ZHEN Japanese 6 1/2-Inch Medium Duty Cleaver Chef Butcher Chopping Knife

ZHEN Japanese VG-10 Medium Duty Cleaver Chef Knife
Meat & Light Bone

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is clad with 2 layers of low carbon steel on each side. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance, and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of Oak wood which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable, and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design are made this knife even better.

What customers are saying

"It stays sharp for quite some time, a good weight and the wood handle allows for a good none slip grip. I'm extremely happy it."
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4. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature 7-Inch Vegetable Cleaver

Zwilling J.A. Henckels 7-Inch Vegetable Cleaver
Meat & Vegetables

J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Vegetable Cleaver is perfect of chopping and dicing meat, fish and vegetables. The Twin Signature blade is made of high carbon. With their laser-controlled edges and durable blades, Henckels Twin Signature knives deliver quality and precision without maxing out the budget. Twin Signature knives feature high-carbon stainless-steel blades that have been stamped from a single piece of metal and put through the patented Friodur ice-hardening process to ensure their strength.

What customers are saying

"It is perfect for us, We use it to cut meat and vegetables, very sharp, not heavy to hold. highly recommend for those cooking Asia food a lot."
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5. Dalstrong 7-Inch Cleaver - Gladiator Series - German HC Steel

Dalstrong 7-Inch Cleaver - Gladiator Series
Meat & Bone

Versatile multi-purpose cleaver featuring outstanding craftsmanship and premium materials. Incredibly razor sharp cleaver, full-tang, imported high-carbon German steel with a polished edge at 18 degrees per side. Perfect for breaking down larger cuts of meat and poultry as well as dicing, mincing and chopping tough vegetables and fruits. Easily scoop diced food onto the extra wide blade for simple transfer from cutting board to pot or pan.

What customers are saying

"This is an awesome cleaver. I bought it for my wife since she is studying to be a chef. The grip of the cleaver, the weight and the sharpness is excellent."
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6. J.A. Henckels International Classic 6-inch Cleaver

J.A. Henckels International Classic 6-inch Cleaver
Meat & Bone

Quickly reduce a cooked chicken or duck to bite-size pieces with this instrument. Or use it to butcher any kind of meat or poultry. It's heavy, the way a cleaver should be, so it does the work for you. The blade has a hole in its top corner so it may be hung on a hook or peg. Henckels' International Classic is a moderately priced cutlery line made outside of Germany.

What customers are saying

"This cleaver has a good weight to it. It cuts through meat very quickly, even allowing you to chop through poultry bones and joints with ease."
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7. SPEVORIX 7-Inch Stainless Steel Chopper Cleaver Butcher Knife

SPEVORIX 7-Inch Stainless Steel Chopper Cleaver
Meat & Bone

SPEVORIX Bone cleaver is designed for cutting bones, thick meat, chunk food. You can also use it to crush food like garlic. Wide blade helps to scoop up the ingredients,this knife will speed up your cutting time especially when facing huge tasks. Tamper 25 N angle of sharpness makes it sharp enough to cut with ease, 5.5mm thicknees, 1.58lbs weight help to hack through bones. The easy grip wooden handle, minimize the wrist fatigue.

What customers are saying

"I am so impressed with the performance of this knife. This boning knife cuts like butter trimming the fat from boneless chops before cooking."
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8. Mercer Culinary 7-Inch Kitchen Cleaver

Mercer Culinary 7-Inch Kitchen Cleaver
Meat & Bone

These kitchen staples are primarily used for cutting through thin or soft bones, or through hard vegetables such as squash, when twisting may chip or shatter a slicing blade. Blades made from stain-free German steel for greater durability. A variety of sizes are offered to meet the needs of any kitchen. Mercer - a company name highly regarded in the culinary trade - is synonymous with quality, professional cutlery.

What customers are saying

"Very beautiful and heavy well balanced cleaver."
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9. A Cut Above 7-Inch Stainless Steel Cleaver

A Cut Above 7-Inch Stainless Steel Cleaver
Meat & Light Bone

Let's face it, when you need a cleaver, nothing else will do. And we have you covered with the style and top quality you've come to expect from A Cut Above Cutlery. Full-Tang Top Quality High Carbon Stainless Steel Construction, extremely sharp and ready to use right away. Perfect for butchering cuts of meat, breaking down poultry, prepping freshly caught fish- even tricky and tough ingredients like squid and octopus.

What customers are saying

"Great quality, durability, and ease of care makes this my favorite cleaver. Easy to sharpen, Goes through frozen chicken like a boss."
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10. CPK Elite 7-Inch Stainless Steel Professional Cleaver Knife

CPK Elite 7-Inch Stainless Steel Professional Cleaver Knife
Meat & Light Bone

The everyday cleaver, the cai dao or vegetable knife, is unexpectedly light and dexterous, as suitable for slicing a small shallot as a great hunk of meat, and used by everyone from the most macho chef to the frailest old lady. The handle allows for an ergonomic grip and easy maneuvering, making it easy and safe to use.

What customers are saying

"The quality of this knife far exceeds its price. The blade was super sharp right out of the box, and not only is the cleaver functional and well balanced, it's beautiful."
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