AUS8 Cleaver 150mm

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A versatile small cleaver that's easy to handle and capable of a lot of chopping power for use on smaller items.

First Impressions

With plenty of weight and thickness the AUS8 blade is hard enough to make light work of anything but not so hard it's going to chip.

The single bevel allows for an excellent edge and if you're looking for pure chopping power to compliment your Japanese knives then look no further.

In Hand

The single bevel cleaver is ground for right handed use.


AUS8 is a common choice for Japanese cleavers because it's typically hardened to about 58-59HRC which allows for it to take and retain a great edge but soft enough to avoid damage that would be caused on harder steels.

Ease of Care

Rinse and dry after use and store safely. AUS8 is a stainless steel so caring for it is very easy.

Our Verdict

If you're in need of pure chopping power then the various sizes of Japanese cleaver are an ideal compliment to your other Japanese knives and the AUS8 is a good option.

There are cheaper cleavers available but quite often they're a bit softer and will require more regular sharpening during use but we expect the AUS8 will retain a better edge than many of the cheaper varieties available out there.

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Product details

Product SKU: CLEA-004-##

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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