Here is our full selection of cleavers including some interesting Chinese cleavers, meat cleavers and other types of cleavers. This style of knife has been used for centuries and developed in China and other parts of Asia as an all purpose knife for cutting everything from vegetables to meat. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes since for different specific purposes. Most of the ones you see here are slicers that are thin and meant for cutting like a chef's knife. Pay attention to the weight of each for an indication of how they're supposed to be used. Thinner cleavers are lighter and used mostly for vegetables.