For a while I have been entertaining the idea of buying a Chinese cleaver. At home I prefer to use my santoku and sometimes I feel that a bigger blade would be more useful when cutting. Is a CC indeed as good as its reputation?
I live in the UK and have been looking at some CCs on the JCK website. I don't like Carbon steel because of its susceptibility to rust. I really like the Hattori (especially its handle shape, and the nice 22cm x 11cm blade size) but its price ($390) has made me think twice. The other CCs in there are nice and cheaper but the blade size is compromised. What's people's opinion of Hattori products?
Also are there any other websites (non-US based) that sell to UK and that offer more choice? Thank you in advance for any suggestions and advice.