AUS8 Cleaver 180mm

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A versatile mid-sized cleaver that's easy to handle and capable of a lot of chopping power for use on small or medium sized 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

  • Blade Length: 180mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Core Steel: AUS8
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 58-59 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Left or Right handed: Right only

Product SKU: CLEA-001

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

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