View Full Version : Dazu Clhinese Cleavers
07-03-2013, 06:32 PM
I've read in several places that Dazu made cleavers are highly regarded in China including in Fuchsia Dunlop's book "Land of Plenty." Anyone know a source for them?
07-04-2013, 11:12 PM
Would be interested to hear about this too. Just googling a bit, perhaps they'd originate from the Dazu area of China, near Chongqing and Chengdu, and just beside Sichuan, so the 'Land of Plenty' reference makes sense.
07-05-2013, 12:43 AM
I was suspecting it would be "Dazu" as the area. I was born in sichuan, so if it was indeed from the area, a pic or two would be very helpful :)
07-05-2013, 09:13 AM
No picks at all. I've been looking for those too. Seems like I may have to go on another pilgrimage to actually find these legendary cleavers. :)
07-05-2013, 04:30 PM
http://cart100.com/product/1788092855/Hand-made+kitchen+knives+Cook+Hotel+chopper+dazu+long+S hui+Tang+knife+Germany+Japan+9+chrome+kitchen+kniv es
when you search just put Dazu knife and a bunch pop up.
07-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Thanks Stumblinman. That knife probably isn't worth a trip to China to find. Wonder if there are other makers and models in the area? I have a number plain carbon steel cleavers I picked up in a province a little south of there a couple of years ago I really don't know who made. Very lightly marked in Chinese characters but the knives are not like any I have found in the U.S. Thought they might even be Dazu knives.
07-07-2013, 08:54 AM
An update. I found an interesting traditional dazu carbon steel cleaver on one of those Chinese websites. I ordered it using Pay Pal. This morning I found the order canceled with a message that the U.S Postal Service would consider the cleaver a weapon and that they ban weapon shipments. Having bought kitchen knives from all over the world and had the U.S. Post Office deliver them I have no idea what they are talking about. I assume there is some other reason in play here that I'm not aware of.
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