Meat Cleaver
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The Meat Cleaver has a large, rectangular blade and is heavier (1.5 to 2 or more pounds) than most other knives. When purchasing a Meat Cleaver, make sure that the majority of the weight is in the toe, not the heel.

Culinary Uses

The Meat Cleaver is one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in the kitchen and great care should be taken when using one. The Meat Cleaver is perfect for the breaking of small and medium-sized bones like Chicken Carcasses, Fish Bones, Lamb Chine Bones, and Pork Chops.