View Full Version : To cleaver fan, just saw a yoshi SLD up for sale

06-03-2012, 09:07 AM
This chukka looks pretty:


Just saw it at Takeshi's place: a Yoshikane SLD thin slicer ...

Am drooling again.

06-03-2012, 06:36 PM
Sweet! I think that western handles an bolsters look cool on eastern knives. Kind of a "so wrong, it's right" thing.

06-03-2012, 06:47 PM
This aframe page (http://yhst-27988581933240.stores.yahoo.net/yoshikane-chinese-cleaver-8-14-inch-220mm-sld-skd11bla81422011.html).

06-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Dam that is sweet. I just have to break down and get a cheap one to see if I would like one.

06-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Pretty nice looking. 463 grams. Not bad for a Yoshikane.

labor of love
06-03-2012, 10:52 PM
the handle seems more suited for a gyuto, usually handles-even western ones on cleavers are a little bigger. I bet I could get used to it though. Might push the balance a little more forward than usual which would be good for a cleaver perhaps.

06-04-2012, 12:26 AM
I like the edge profile, and I'm sure the steel is really nice, but that handle would hold me back from getting it. Assuming I had the money to spare for it at the moment, that is :)

06-04-2012, 04:38 AM
See that this morning, if I hadn't just bought some new knives I'd be all over it. I keep moving away from cleavers as I don't think they're the most appropriate style for my current job, but they're just so much fun to use :knife:

He's listed a small Shigefusa kasumi yanagi and kitaeji deba too.

06-04-2012, 01:17 PM
In spite of being a bit heavy looks quite thin. Sure it is a great cleaver.

06-04-2012, 02:22 PM
The Forum Cleaver has a western handle, which works surprisingly well.


labor of love
06-05-2012, 11:43 AM
well there are many western handles that work well. the problem is it seems to be undersized for a cleaver. I would never want to use the forum cleaver either. just personal preference.