kind like gyuto/ chef knives, I find there are so many variations of them it’s hard to say favorite. Tho I do like CCK 1302, Sakai Kikumori gokujyo cleaver.
Someone asked a similar question previously deep in this thread. Here was my response at the time.
Of course, I’m assuming your joking. But the Spare comes in at 95mm at the heel by 220, which is basically the specs of the 1302 CKK, although the CCK 1302 I saw listed at 98mm that 3 mm is a very negligible difference. The Spare was actually originally 98 mm, but he made the profile less curvy so there’s the 3 mm. I would consider it a middle sized cleaver, but I guess since it has less height than the large cleavers, one might categorize it as a large small cleaver, which to me is a mid sized cleaver. Alot of my nicer cleavers are large #6 types and such, I wanted another nice mid sized cleaver with this. And Frederick nailed it I think.Sujihiki with attitude.
That’s a very nice small cleaver Bill.View attachment 245362 View attachment 245363 View attachment 245364
Knife is done, just gotta take some pictures. While polishing at the final grit, the edge caught the corner of the belt and I got a tiny blue spot, which I thought chasing would only make worse, so I left it. Won’t affect anything but I thought you should know.