Posted By: Rich D
- verified customerThis version of the CCK small cleaver offers up a fine handle worthy of this blade. With this handle, the cleaver is well-balanced at my index finger using a 3-finger grip pinch grip. With a 2-finger grip, the center of balance is a half-finger in front of my index finger. The handle is nicely sized, managing to satisfy my preference for the big and girthy, yet it was still comfortable for a friend who prefers handles with a slimmer profile. The walnut is well-finished, simultaneously smooth and sturdy in the hand.
When I considered buying this version of the CCK 1303, I had no trouble justifying the price. To date, I haven't found a cleaver I liked better than the standard 1303 at this price, so getting the handle upgrade at this price was a no-brainer. And it certainly removes the need to get the standard model and find a custom handle maker at the far higher custom handle price. This was my first order from Chef Knives to Go, and I found their reputation for fast order processing and shipping to be well-deserved. After using this cleaver for the last few days, I'm very satisfied with my purchase, and am considering getting another for a gift.
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