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Hello from Louisville, KY! Been a fan of Chukabochos for 30 years, and was first exposed to high-end Japanese cutlery when i worked as a Chef in Bermuda where we had a Chinese restaraunt. Looking forward to discussion with other kinfe enthusists, about to purchase a custom cleaver and a Japanese set. :wink:
 

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Welcome to the Knut house! Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!
 

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Thanks for the replies! Since I got such rapid response; anyone have a suggestion about a custom cleaver maker? Sent an e-mail to Watanabe about an engraved chukabocho, but have no aversion to an American-made knife. btw, forgive the typos-no spellcheck!:O
 

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Thanks for the replies! Since I got such rapid response; anyone have a suggestion about a custom cleaver maker? Sent an e-mail to Watanabe about an engraved chukabocho, but have no aversion to an American-made knife. btw, forgive the typos-no spellcheck!
 

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ooh ooh! Another Kentuckian! I'm in Lexington. Welcome, I am also a cleaver fanatic. :D
 

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Welcome...They didn't lie, this truly is a knut house :)
 

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There is no American maker I know of that is known for and willing to make a chinese cleaver. Plenty of folks trying their hands at it, hopefully someone sticks--most hate it. Perhaps talk to J-Bro at JKI, or Dr. Naka at Hide's export, they have connections overseas(Dr. Naka is in Japan)!
 

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There is no American maker I know of that is known for and willing to make a chinese cleaver.
Devin has the "Hoss" cleaver at CKTG (not in stock, and who knows when it will be again) and has agreed (though perhaps halfheartedly) to make me a custom.

Carter used to...but maybe not anymore.

Dr. Naka at Hide's export, they have connections overseas(Dr. Naka is in Japan)!
Dr. Naka is taking a break from business right now (as of December at least, when I attempted to place an order).
 

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Dr. Naka is taking a break from business right now (as of December at least, when I attempted to place an order).
I'm pretty sure that was just for Shigefusa orders. He's still a connected knife salesman in Asia. If I wanted a custom cleaver, I'd start there or with Jon.
 

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Are you looking for a traditional TALL cleaver? Or any style? I don't know, I'm not a cleaver fan all the way but I would love a Takeda Cleaver. I don't know anyone aside from Andy who has owned the Chinese style cleaver, but several members who used his banno bunka and bocho style knives and love them. The Kuro' look and blue carbon hold dear to my heart as well. Jon is always the man too, it's hard to go wrong around here. You came to the correct place for sure. Welcome friend.

Kind regards

Bryan
 

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Takeda cleavers (full-size!) are really nice. I also have to say Hoss (Devin Thomas) makes a seriously kick-ass cleaver. There are two others I've got here that I need to give more time to before saying much about them :)

Oh, and WELCOME to yet another cleaver fan ;)
 

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Well, the Watanabe qoute was about $600; but this was not damascus or handle customization. I could go $800-$900 depending on features. Thanks for the response!
 

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Full size thin, regular chukabocho as I understand it. Will check out Takeda, have heard the name before. Thanks for the response!:cheffry:
 

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Forgive my ignorance, CKTG? Hide's? Carter? Thanks for the resposes to all, and CLEAVERS RULE!:doublethumbsup:
 

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Will check it out, thanks for the response! Cleavers rule! :doublethumbsup:
 

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Forgive my ignorance, CKTG? Hide's? Carter? Thanks for the resposes to all, and CLEAVERS RULE!:doublethumbsup:
JKI = Japanese Knife Imports (Jon Broida, a member of this forum)
http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/forumdisplay.php/16-Japanese-Knife-Imports

JCK = Japanese Chef's Knives (a number of nice cleaver options here)
http://japanesechefsknife.com/ChineseCleaver.html

CKTG = Chef's Knives to Go (see Devin Thomas "Hoss" cleaver here)
http://www.devinthomas.com/

Hide's = Hide's Export (Dr. Naka, a member of this forum)
http://hides-export.blogspot.com/
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/forumdisplay.php/57-Hide-s-Export

Carter = Murray Carter
http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/kitchen-cutlery
 

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Cleavers,when absolutley have to take apart a chicken in 60 seconds. Love my lil rhino.:hungry:
 

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Love cleaver nuts, welcom

There is no American maker I know of that is known for and willing to make a chinese cleaver. Plenty of folks trying their hands at it, hopefully someone sticks--most hate it. Perhaps talk to J-Bro at JKI, or Dr. Naka at Hide's export, they have connections overseas(Dr. Naka is in Japan)!






Carter used to...but maybe not anymore.

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He does
 

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Welcome!

I love cleavers too! Grew up watching Martin Yan use his for everything. Quarter a chicken, chop veggies, fry an egg, spank unruly children, and dial a phone call (on a rotary phone).
 
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