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    Quality Cleaver that won't break the bank recommendations

    Good Morning!

    The title kind of says it all. Thanks!

    #2
    Heavy cleaver (meat cleaver)? Go to an Asian food store like 99 Ranch and get one from their cookware section. That's what I did and for something like $15 got a nice, sharp meat cleaver that I use to divide chickens in 2 and other things where I don't want to use my regular knives.

    Light, Chinese cleaver (means for general use)... that's harder. What's your price range?

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      #3
      eBay. You can find an old one at a good price.

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        #4
        I have this on order. It's back-ordered until late April though. I ordered it after Kenji recommended it.

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        https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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        • Mosca
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          My sister bought me this, it is a damn good vegetable cleaver. It is also sold out, but comes back around pretty often.

          https://lamsonproducts.com/collectio...etable-cleaver

        • Attjack
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          Mosca I frequently use a scraper and a knife. I'm curious to see if I just start using just the cleaver instead.

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        I got one at a local restaurant supply store. It is a monster. It is similar to this:
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        • JoeSousa
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          I got one of those for Christmas. Heavy and sturdy. Almost feels like I need to take it to the backyard and chop some firewood.

        • JCBBQ
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          I’ve got a couple Dexters. Great knive. Very affordable

        #6
        Not a bad place to start your browsing: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/search/cleaver.html

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          #7
          x2 for the dexter. Be sure what you're looking for though; the dexter shown above is for chopping through tough cuts and bones, a chinese-style cleaver (shown further above) is sharper but more delicate, used for chopping, slicing, prepping, etc.
          Edit: sorry just saw rickgregory said basically the same thing
          Last edited by Flavorsavor; March 1, 2021, 11:31 AM.

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          • klflowers
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            When I bought the Dexter, there was a restaurant owner in the store. He told me one of his line cooks lost the tip of a finger to a Dexter. I almost put it back.

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          • Troutman
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            Is that the grow'd up Beav !!!???? Awesome !!!

          • ComfortablyNumb
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            bbqLuv Troutman That's Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

          • klflowers
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            Dexter was the man. I used to watch that all the time.

          #9
          Thanks everyone!

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            #10
            Originally posted by rickgregory View Post
            Heavy cleaver (meat cleaver)? Go to an Asian food store like 99 Ranch and get one from their cookware section. That's what I did and for something like $15 got a nice, sharp meat cleaver that I use to divide chickens in 2 and other things where I don't want to use my regular knives.

            Light, Chinese cleaver (means for general use)... that's harder. What's your price range?
            Both heavy and light.

            Price range? Ideally, South of $50.00

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            • rickgregory
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              For heavy, see my post. For light... unless you just really want one, they don't offer that much advantage over a sharp chef's knife so I've got nothing for you there.

            • Attjack
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              A billion Chinese cooks disagree.

            #11
            Actually here's the real Jerry Mathers (aka the "Beav") today. Bit long in the tooth....

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              #12
              I picked up a good heavy cleaver for about $12 on Amazon. I use it only a couple times a year.

              For a light cleaver, my sister gave this to me: https://lamsonproducts.com/collectio...etable-cleaver

              It’s a little bit more than $50, but it’s a really nice tool.

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                • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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                  I have the Shogun version and I really like it a lot, but that one is more suited to veggies or nothing more intense than chicken bones. I thought about getting this one as well, but I honestly would never use it.

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                I found this SOB in an old house on my uncles farm. No idea how old it is. However, you better believe this baby has seen A LOT of farm chicken necks. It is an absolute beast.....and I have two of them!
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                I would just buy this one. It is cheap and you are just using it to do rough work.

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                I have an expensive Global Meat Clever that I use a few times a year. It looks cool on my magnetic knife strip, but to have a $160 clever is ridiculous, in retrospect.
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                • klflowers
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                  Wow, that is expensive. But I saw lots of cheaper ones too, so thanks for the link.

                • Spinaker
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                  You bet. I mean the Global one works great and it looks great, but you will be able to find much cheaper options. magnet is a magnet, it just depends on how nice you want it to look or if you want it to match your knives. klflowers

                • klflowers
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                  My knives don't even match each other. I have a mixture of some old Chicago Cutlery knives and some newer Victorinox and Hammer Stahl stuff. Heck, my wife probably won't want them in sight, come to think of it lol

                #15
                Originally posted by MBMorgan View Post
                Not a bad place to start your browsing: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/search/cleaver.html
                That site might lead me down a rabbit-hole, from which there is no escape...


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                • MBMorgan
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                  ... well ... there IS that ...

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