... what should soon be added to my knife board?
Actually, it has been a while since I last posted, and in the meantime I have also received a great, very rustic, hand-forged Vietnamese-style cleaver from Vinh Lê Cao, the same knife-maker about whom I posted before.
He starts with something like this:
Then hammers it into this:
And eventually ends up with this, after a good selective temper:
Mine is the second from the right - I thought that 1.1kg was enough! The farthest one on the right weighs almost 2.5kg!!
The two farthest on the right in the picture above being tested:
Trust me, they will cleave right through rocks...
Obviously, my new tool of choice for dealing with bones!