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Cleavers are generally used as a kitchen or butcher knife for hacking through meat and bone. The broad side can be used for crushing when preparing foods such as garlic.

Shop our range of Cleavers today.

How to Choose a Cleaver or Butchers Knife

Cleavers are a widely misunderstood type of knife. The larger, silent but stoic addition you’re your set of cooking knives. While we can all conjure up a picture of the seemingly imprecise swinging motion that so many use when preparing food with a cleaver or butchers knife, we tend to forget why it’s done.

Cleavers make light work of tasks that would stump those wielding a different sort of kitchen knife. They pass easily through smaller bones and sinew, and a skilled hand can do so with great precision.

At House of Knives, we’re proud to be making a higher quality of knife available to more aspiring home cooks, professional chefs, and everyone in between. We believe that a great knife contributes an even greater deal to the cooking experience, and you can find yours here with us.

What to Look for in a Cleaver or Butchers Knife

Cleavers and butchers’ knives are large knives that command respect from their users. When making your choice as to which of our range is the best fit for you, there are some important things to consider.

The weight and steel are the most important. While it may seem counter-intuitive, a cleaver with a heavier blade will allow you to focus more on control, and exert less energy making your cuts. A high-quality steel will hold its edge much better and further ensure that the working edge travels where it is intended.

A heavy and sharp cleaver might be an intimidating purchase, but this is where a cleaver is at its most safe. At House of Knives, we only stock the products that we believe in. Every knife that you will find here online with us is one that we hand-picked and tested the products that we sell.

Cleavers and Butchers’ Knives – Available in Complete Sets

House of Knives are particularly proud to sell a complete range of premium Japanese knives, making the notorious quality more readily available to you here online. A cleaver is a more specialised purchase than the versatile and comfortable chef’s knives that we sell. But you will be glad to hear that we sell many of our cleavers and butchers’ knives in sets.


knife set

that includes a cleaver or

butcher's knife

is a brilliant way to ensure that you have everything that you need. Look at products from our range of Furi knife sets for a series of popular examples.


Why Shop with House of Knives?

At House of Knives, we’re a family-owned and operated business. We take pride in what we make possible for our customers and continually strive to be the business to turn to for the finest in kitchen and cooking knives. By making our products available online, we keep our overheads low and are able to pass the savings along to our customers.

Equip yourself to excel in your cooking with the help of us at House of Knives, shop for cleavers and butchers’ knives today.

Cleavers are generally used as a kitchen or butcher knife for hacking through meat and bone. The broad side can be used for crushing when...