About This Item
TESSHU Meat Cleaver 185mm High Carbon Steel Blade with Custom Snakewood Handle---2
It is heavy and thick enough to cut bones and frozen foods. It has pure carbon steel, so easy to sharpen (the stainless steel cleaver normally harder to sharpen), but it is going to stain or rust, if we leave the blade wet after used it.
We had better to keep on dry or sometimes, we clean with kitchen cleanser to remove stain and rust.
TESSHU is our knife brand name, and this blade was made by Munetoshi in Sanjyo, Nigata, and I made the custom Snakewood handle that is little bigger size diameter, but it is just right size to me (I am 5’11”, and I am not sure I have large hand or small hand). It is one piece from the blade to the tang, and it is also mono high carbon steel (pure carbon steel).
Munetoshi is third generations of blacksmith in Sanjyo, Nigata. Their speciality is sickle and hatchet, but in Hawaii, there are lots of demands for cleaver to cut bones, so I asked to make them.
Blade Length; 7 1/4 inch (185mm) The width of the blade: tip side; 4 3/4inch (120mm) heel side; 3 1/2 inch (90mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 12 3/4 inch (325mm) Knife weight is 2lb. 2oz. (964g) The heel part of the spine width is 6mm (1/4 inch) wide. Handle; custom Snakewood handle with 3 pieces of brass pins *Snakewood is very hard and heavy wood like ebony, and it costs higher than ebony. If it has nice scales pattern like snake skin, it is very expensive wood. This handle is snakewood for sure, but it does not have snake scale pattern. It is still heavy and condensed heavy wood. BLADE; mono high carbon steel (pure carbon steel)