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    Cleaver

    So, I would like to try out a cleaver, but would like something decent but wouldn't break the bank. Around $50 to $100. What would you guys recommend?


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    Do you want stainless / semi-stainless / carbon?


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    I would say carbon. But can go semi stainless if good value.

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    Go to Asian shop and get a thin carbon steel with black finish. A small Shibazi slicer is 28 bucks at Fortuna kitchenware. Leung Tim Chopper in budwood would have something for about 50 up to a 100 for a brush finish model. A CCK in AU would be about 60-70.

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    thats doable. thanks Chanop. I know a few Asian shops in Blacktown. so will pop in during the weekend. wasn't sure which brands to get thou.

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    Do you want stainless / semi-stainless / carbon?
    which semi stainless cleavers are there?

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    This


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    Rami, just get something like this, most likely, any brand will do. This one in picture is Shibazi no.1 carbon steel slicer. What I have seen in Sydney and used to own is no.2, a touch smaller simiar to CCK 1303 in size, shape, and design.


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    I'd say this is a very good advice from schanop. You can start with a cheap smaller size cleaver first to see if it suits you. You may find the size just right for you, or you may want more height in normal size cleaver (like 12cm). Or you might also find the cleaver is just not for you.

    If this is your first time trying out Chinese cleaver, have a look at this thread here, if you haven't.

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    Thanks Chanop, that is actually very helpful. J, that's the thread that made me think about cleavers in the first place. I thought it would be fun to try since I do very little rocking.


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