Dexter-Russell (S5288) - 8" Heavy-Duty Cleaver - Dexter-Russell Series
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- Built with enough heft to smash bone and meat easily
- Balanced to be comfortable to use
- Blade made of stain-free high-carbon steel and handle of Rosewood
- Flat blade tip
- Blade measures 8 inches long
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This cleaver has a high-carbon hand sharpened and honed steel blade with hanging hole at the end. The rosewood handle is secured to the blade tang with brass rivets.
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[editing this to bump it up to 5 stars. I emailed the company with photos of the nicks, and they're sending me a replacement, so that's pretty rad]
>.. I had been using a light weight oriental cleaver from earlier years, but it was not really up to the task. I needed to chop the thin part of turkey necks from the fat part. I need to separate the ribs from the spine, not just for poultry, but larger bones like pork and beef necks, and medium to light ruminant bones. I doubt that the heavier bones in the legs that support all that weight can only be cut with any thing but a saw.
>.. I wanted a heavy duty cleaver to do the jobs that I needed done. I am 5 foot 10 inches tall and have fairly normal hands for my size. This cleaver weighs more than 2.5 pounds, for a knife, that is VERY HEAVY. The grip was a bit TOO LARGE for my hands, but only just. I felt that to control the knife with one hand, I needed to trim the handle just a little, so I used a sander to reduce the outer edges of the wooden handles by about 1/4 inch. That DID THE TRICK. I am now CONFIDENT that I can control the knife while it is in motion as it descends into the bony joints.
>.. The blade is about 1/4 inch thick at the top, and that thickness extends all the way through the handle, as seen in the picture. The knife arrived sharp enough to cut computer paper, but that is not it's job. It does an exemplary job of separating joints, in cutting and portioning the choppable bones I encounter. It also cuts meat away from the bone for the gross cuts, a boning knife does the rest.
>.. From the limited use I have put this through, I should expect this to last for several generations, provided that no one abuses the blade edge. It can hang from the hole in the blade, or you can make a cover out of any heavy-duty cloth (overly torn jeans?) and duct tape. Once formed a second layer could be added to both sides, and if you have a sewing machine it could be sewn together. Or if you are a quick and dirty tool user, like me, just use the duct tape on the canvas. and replace as needed.
>.. I mentioned weight. I do not think that I could wield this a full day, or likely even a half-day. I am not a professional butcher, nor do I want to be. But for those with age-atrophied muscles like mine, there is a solution. For accurate separations, I do what I saw a person do on YouTube. I bought a one-foot length of nylon rod, Mine is just on the edge of too big, at 2 inches thick. for others with smaller hands a 1+3/4 or 1+1/2 inch thick rod would suffice. The rod is used like a baton (not the musical kind, the bushcraft kind - used to assist the knife in splitting a big stick, even a log into smaller pieces). Thus the knife is positioned where one wants the cut, with the blade touching the meat or bone. Then the rod is raised up high and forcefully slammed down to strike the back of the blade, forcing it down, into, and likely through the bone. The rod is heavy enough, and strong enough to do the job, but soft enough not to injure the blade. The rod does take dents this way, but the dents do not interfere with the intended use, nor do they actually touch the meat or bone. The nylon can be sanitized in any way that suites you, except perhaps in steam autoclave, likely would melt and deform the rod.
>.. For those that need a real butcher's cleaver, this is the one for home use. I don't know if this would be suitable for a professional, but I suspect that when in training, student butchers would be pointed at the right tools for their trade. Some would quibble bout the money needed to purchase this knife. Be sure you are getting what you want, I did.
On the other hand, it's a huge scary-looking knife that says "Dexter" (you know, like the TV serial killer) on it.
So, if you would like to efficiently cut through food while looking a bit creepy, this is the knife for you.