Custom Knives / Classic Cleaver

Classic Cleaver

Who's a cleaver boy?

From £350.00 - £470.00

WEIGHT 540 gms
BLADE LENGTH 8" | 200mm

While many cleavers rely on a wide grind angle of 25º and a dull edge to compensate for their poor-quality steel, we believe a bade from a carefully-hardened piece of high-carbon steel can both retain an edge and lend an element of precision previously missing from the cleaving experience. You need power when you have a blunt instrument – when you have something that is both sharp and durable, you need not flail around like a man (or a lady) possessed, but instead use a bit more dexterity and a bit less brutishness.

Hefty enough to tackle most tasks, the Classic Cleaver will help you tackle almost all of your home butchery. We make another Cleaver (which we affectionately call The Beast) if you need something stupidly hefty, but after making many versions of this standby design over the years, this one is the chap we keep coming back to.


  • Solidly weighted cleaver
  • Contoured and ergonomic handle for a firm grip
  • Carefully hardened steel protects the edge


Ready Made Knives

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Custom Knives

We aim to despatch all orders within 3-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the materials we use.

All orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed in specially-designed tubular Savernake packaging. This delivery method is insured and requires a signature from the recipient.

International Delivery

We charge £40 flat rate delivery for delivery worldwide

Lifetime guarantee

Our products are guaranteed for a lifetime. We also offer a reconditioning service for damaged knives for a small fee.

We’re sure you’ll love your new knife. If there’s something not right with your order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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