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Here are some cleavers I've made. Users for around the kitchen and such.



Top: Two-handed; 3 lb 7 oz, 1/4" thick. Oak handle scales. Full tang. For heavy carcass splitting. We use it for butchering deer, elk and mutton.

Middle left: Nakiri, 8 oz, thin bladed. Cherry handle scales. Full tang. For cutting & chopping vegetables, meat, no bones.

Middle right: General purpose kitchen cleaver; 1 lb 2 oz, 3/16" thick. Walnut handle scales. Full tang.

Bottom: Heavy one-handed; 2 lb 15 oz, 1/4" thick. Walnut handle scales. Full tang. All round use making chops and steaks from shoulder roasts, etc.

Bottom right: Swiss Army knife for size comparison.





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The big one up top definitely looks like it comes from a lineage of parangs.

Nice choppers.




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The big one up top definitely looks like it comes from a lineage of parangs.

Nice choppers.


It sorta does, or maybe more like a assamese dao.

http://www.vikingsword.com/eth...nagadao/nagadao.html

In fact, tho, it has that shape due to the material from which it was made {log processor bar}. The edge was forged but the rest stock removed.

I also make parangs by the way:

























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53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

Read Quod Apostolici Muneris (1878) LEO XIII. This Pope warned us about the Socialists before most folks knew what a Socialist was...
 
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Do you have any recommendations for a commercial brand cleaver? I'm looking for a decent one for normal kitchen use.
 
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Do you have any recommendations for a commercial brand cleaver? I'm looking for a decent one for normal kitchen use.


No idea.

Wish I could help you. I basically don't buy knives. When I need one, I make it.

Check out ebay and pick up an old one?


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53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

Read Quod Apostolici Muneris (1878) LEO XIII. This Pope warned us about the Socialists before most folks knew what a Socialist was...
 
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I've said it before in other threads, but I'll say it again: I really like your designs and the end results. One of these days I'll get around to trying my hand at it. Interesting blades and very nice work. That first two-handed cleaver is a beast!
 
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Erratic, I would just Google "Restaurant Supplies" or go poking around your Grandparents house!! Wink
 
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Erratic, I would just Google "Restaurant Supplies" or go poking around your Grandparents house!! Wink


Old ones can be refurbished, too. Cleaned up, regripped, reground, even re-heat-treated if need be.

That kind of effort can be a lot of fun.

Hammers, too. I have some hammers I've reworked from ugly blobs to really nice tools.


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53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

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Agree with all the comments. Vintage cleavers are just plain cool.
 
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I love them, very nicely done.

I have been on the lookout for a good historic cleaver. They can be pricey when located in antique shops.
 
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I love the looks of the one you used to slice the coke can.

And no insults intended, I thought your last pic in the OP was an homage to cold steel. :-)



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Do you have any recommendations for a commercial brand cleaver? I'm looking for a decent one for normal kitchen use.


Try Weimy Knives,

Weimycutlery.com
 
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I love the looks of the one you used to slice the coke can.

And no insults intended, I thought your last pic in the OP was an homage to cold steel. :-)


Yes, but will it flay meat-filled boots? That's the real test. Big Grin

Nice work on those, 3/4 flap. The bottom cleaver in the first pic looks inceredibly handy for kitchen tasks.

I need to make a cleaver.
 
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