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    Replacing Cleaver

    I started with a Wok Shop carbon cleaver and liked it, despite the lousy handle. Gave it away and splurged on a Sugimoto #6. It's an impressive blade but too big for my taste so I'm selling it. Was thinking of the small CCK everyone raves about but the price has nearly doubled so it's no longer a bargain and has a mediocre handle.

    Now I'm considering the Zhen light slicer (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER). Seems to have a nice handle and decent steel for only $50. Perhaps a bit more belly than I want but assume I can take it down to flat.

    There's also a Masahiro on eBay for $77 with a nice handle but I'm not familiar with the steel. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/222079024366...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

    But I'm open to other options too. Don't mind caring for carbon but don't object to decent stainless either. Cosmetics unimportant but feel in the hand very important. I'll always round a choil if it's too sharp. Don't want to go over $100 and less is better.

    I only use the cleaver for cutting veggies when I'm prepping a lot; sure handy for slicing then scooping a big pile. Most other tasks are handled by my 210 or 240 gyuto. Or a burly little santoku if I need something stiff and heavy. Cutting bones is something I don't do so no need for a meat cleaver.


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    Could ask about possible restock time on this guy. https://www.japaneseknifeimports.com...-cleaver-small

    I've seen MBS-26 on some other Masahiro knives as well... Some sort of stainless


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    Check these out http://pacificknives.com/product/shi...cleaver-210mm/ they come with what looks to be a great upgraded handle which is a rarity in the cleaver world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    Check these out http://pacificknives.com/product/shi...cleaver-210mm/ they come with what looks to be a great upgraded handle which is a rarity in the cleaver world.
    I don't know anything about their custom handle on this cleaver but I have a Shibazi with the factory handle and it is a good basic Chinese cooking knife.

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    I believe they were Double Lions but the clever sweet posted recently in the "show your newest knife" thread looked interesting. As to CCK, maybe I just got a good one but I really like the handle especially after a few years of use...mine is the 11xx variety.
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    Check these out http://pacificknives.com/product/shi...cleaver-210mm/ they come with what looks to be a great upgraded handle which is a rarity in the cleaver world.
    This looks pretty great. I'm looking to replace my ho Ching kee lee with something that has a nicer handle. Anybody have choil shots to see how thin these are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danzo View Post
    This looks pretty great. I'm looking to replace my ho Ching kee lee with something that has a nicer handle. Anybody have choil shots to see how thin these are?
    No personal experience with these cleavers but I'm guessing somewhat similar cck


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