Elevated Compound Cleaver 213mm

Elevated to a sky-high height of 116mm...yes, over 4.5" off the board....this handcrafted Chinese-style cleaver from Australian bladesmith James Oatley will impress even the chef who claims to have seen it all. But it's not just the massive 213mm-long by 116mm-tall profile that sets the knife apart: as expected of James' work, this vegetable chopping specialist is designed and crafted for world-class performance. James has given the RWL-34 stainless steel, made by Sweden's Damasteel, compound S-grind geometry that must be seen to be believed (see the third photo). Finally, to ready the bevels for buttery smooth cuts, James has taken the lower convex section to a near zero edge, and mirror-polished the entirety of it, giving the steel a striking two-tone finish. Dyed maple in classic cleaver form with a hand-hammered brass pin provide comfort and control, and the ability to remove the handle for cleaning. 

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Based in St. Leonards, Australia, James Oatley uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce heirloom-quality kitchen cutlery one at a time at his one-man studio. James holds himself to the highest of standards, resulting in what many consider to be works of art, each knife built to last generations while standing up to the demands of any kitchen.

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Blade length: 213mm / 8.4”. Overall length: 330mm / 13”. Blade width at the choil: 2.4mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 0.7mm. Blade height at heel: 116mm. Weight: 14.7oz / 418g.
Blade: RWL-34 stainless steel. Handle: Maple with hand-hammered brass pin (removeable).
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