This large Chinese cleaver forged by Togashi-san, had a small crack on the top side of the horn which has been filled in and re-polished by the Tosho sharpener. It is unlikely the crack will develop further, which makes this a fantastic deal on an all-purpose blade forged by a master smith.
*This blade comes with a box and a wooden cover.
Hitohira Togashi knives have some of the best steel treatment, aesthetics, and fit and finish from Hitohira. Kenji Togashi-san is a mastersmith who works almost exclusively with the family sharpener to create superb cutting tools that are extremely rewarding to sharpen. We recommend Togashi blades to cooks with a deep appreciation for craft and forging, with healthy interest in hand sharpening and polishing with whetstones.
A Chinese cleaver is an all-purpose blade that is gaining huge popularity in North America recently for its utility and efficiency. Despite its bone-cleaver-esque shape, it is absolutely not for going through bones, but for slicing, pulverizing, and chopping produce and boneless protein. (For going through bones we recommend this meat cleaver) Given the size, it does require some adjustment and usage research. Not for the faint of heart, but once you get into it, it is highly addictive!
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Blacksmith: Togashi Blacksmith 富樫打刃物製作所
Profile: Chinese Cleaver
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 384mm
Edge Length: 226mm
Handle to Tip Length: 244mm
Blade Height: 109mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
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