Cleaver ID Help Please

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  1. Jan 11, 2020 #1

    Chuckles

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    7D96F87E-0ED0-4E35-BA02-84EA025266C8.jpeg AE241B3E-DE27-4CC1-BBDB-668CF21862D7.jpeg 1B768CFD-6D87-43D1-8C2C-52109AD253AB.jpeg I got this as a gift from a relative. It was given to her by a chef. She said she isn’t a butcher (she is a pastry chef) and passed it on to me. She is Japanese and said it was a Chinese knife. It is a heavy and thick bone type cleaver that was sharp with pretty large burr on it. I am assuming it is carbon steel. I like it and would like to know a little bit more about it. Any help on ID and details of origin would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you KKF.
     
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    I don’t know anything, but doesn’t that writing look like Thai or something rather than Chinese?
     
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    yes,its look like Thai.
     
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    Its Thai for sure. From the knife making village north of Bangkok. I have one I bought there along with several other cleaver type knives
     
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    Thank you, that is very helpful. I really appreciate it.
     
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    I am sure she meant that it was a Chuka Boucho (Chinese Knife) as a style/design, not that it was made in China. Japanese share many Kanji characters with Chinese, so it is easily recognized. The writing is looks Thai.
     
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    This was passed to me by another relative. I am sure it is not what she said verbatim.

    The knife is great for poultry bones. It will get pretty regular use at home. Honestly, if we had talked in person I probably would have told her to keep it for cutting chocolate.
     
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    Not sure if same knife, but Thai for sure.

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    A few years ago I was in a wet market outside Chiang Mai watching a lady in a chicken stall with a hollow steel handle cleaver from the same village work. She used the knife to both chop and cut the chickens apart one after another. I was impressed so I hunted down the same model and have been using it in my kitchen every since. My favorite chicken bone chopper for sure.
     
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    That’s a great story. Exactly how I was picturing the usage!
     
  11. Jan 12, 2020 #11

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    Yep, bought an identical one in Thailand back in 1991. Thanks for sharing, never expected it would show up on the forum!
     
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    99192CA4-C94D-4C96-A975-7E5600F549B8.jpeg D51BFD26-5D8B-46BD-B4D2-946B2A1660B7.jpeg 3C93B8DE-C23D-4AE7-B677-D9D412DDCA1F.jpeg 75D3BFD5-1FAE-4C85-9844-877D22F7024F.jpeg Here is a quick update to show how ugly this knife is behind the edge. Rustic would be an understatement. I don’t care as it is basically a hand axe. I went DMT extra coarse to Aizu to tomo nagura with Ozuku Asagi mud. It is sharp now. Will start seeing poultry tonight.
     
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