New Handle Design as of 6/9/2021.
How can you not want this knife? Just one look at the blade. One listen to the story behind it. Any knife loving collector will find it hard to resist!
For over a year we have been buying knives from a company in Vietnam that we discovered by pure chance. We started off with a very simple and very rough santoku
. But during that time we have seen a huge improvement in the knives they send as and an ever increasing diversity to those knives in terms of styles and profiles.
Enter the Kiri Cleaver! As the name suggests, this unique blade is basically a kiritsuke-tipped cleaver
. It has a fairly substantial curve to the edge, making it a rockerís dream. But the tanto tip makes it a better choice for more delicate slicing and food prep. Also, the reverse angle tip means there is a lower spine-to-edge ratio. Less spine, less weight. In this case we think it represents almost a 2oz saving over a regular cleaver of similar dimensions! (Please note that all measurements approximate.)
The blades themselves are fashioned from old leaf springs. These auto cast offs are actually a great source of knife steel, usually being made from 5160 steel. A well finished and good looking octagonal handle finishes off this unusual but very practical cutting tool.
Construction: Mono Steel Hammer Forged
Steel Type: Leaf Spring Steel (Recycled Carbon Steel)
Weight: 9.6 oz/ 274g
Blade Length: 182 mm
Overall Length: 335 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 86.6 mm
Handle: Octagonal (they vary from knife to knife)