Yeung Cleaver & Sheath


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A compact, dexterous cleaver that uniquely combines power with delicacy.

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Available on back-order

or 6 weekly interest-free payments from £79.16

Initially designed as a private commission for a customer who asked us to recreate a favourite knife belonging to his grandmother, we loved the proportions of this finished mini cleaver so much we've added it to our special edition knife range.

We've given this mini cleaver a flat heel and moved the handle up the spine by about a centimetre to improve its balance and feel in the hand. Initially designed to tackle Asian food preparation, as we tirelessly finessed this cleaver we discovered its combination of strength and agility made it ideal for all sorts of hefty flora and fauna for the wok and barbecue alike.

Grasp with a hammer grip to slice through meat, bone and shell with ease. Or use a pincher grip to work with more precision.

This is one knife you'll turn to time and time again for more tasks in the kitchen than you would ever have imagined.

The handle on this version is made from differing shades of Durat, a material made from post-industrial waste which is in itself recyclable. It creates a beautifully smooth, highly durable handle which demands to be seen. The contrasting liner provides a further pop of colour.

Precision engineered from the highest quality high-tech 14c28n Sandvik Swedish steel and sharpened by hand and eye for the ultimate cutting edge. We can engrave this cleaver with anything you like for no additional charge and a custom magnetic Richlite sheath is also included.

As with every Savernake Knife, the Yeung Cleaver features our trademark concave hollow grind, expertly blended into a tapering convex cutting edge. This means it is both incredibly light, and easy to hone. It also allows for smoother cutting and slicing due to reduced metal passing through the ingredient, and less sticking, due to the reduced surface contact. Quite simply, the concave hollow grind is the business.

  • Slicing through meat, bone and shell
  • Hefty veg
  • Working with precision and delicacy
  • Asian food
  • Richlite magnetic sheath included
  • Dimensions: 140mm blade // 295mm overall // 185± grams
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Yeung Mini Cleaver
Yeung Cleaver

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Beautiful additions

Honing Steel

Essential care for your knife edge.

Magnetic Knife Rack

A wall-mounted Richlite magnetic knife rack to hold a specific number of knives.

Richlite Chopping Board Set

Sustainable, dish-washer safe and promotes easy chopping.

Shipping & lifetime guarantee

  • Every Savernake product is made to order. The quest for perfection takes time, so please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive (see below for Gift Invitations & Panic Department).
  • Need it sooner? Please get in touch and we’ll always do our best to help.
  • Your order will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery in its specially-designed tubular Savernake packaging and guidance on knife care.
  • Gift invitations & Ready Made items will be posted as soon as possible upon ordering (same working day if order is placed before 2pm).

International deliveries will be charged at £20 at checkout.

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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