LamsonSharp really tried to make this knife as best as they could, and it sure looks like they succeeded. That’s why it falls in a mid-to-high price range, but it’s definitely worth the investment if you’re in need of a thick cleaver.
The 8-inch blade is made from hardened and tempered stainless steel. It’s stamped, full tang, and features a granton edge along the side to allow for easier cutting and minimal food residue. You’ll also like that they’re edged by hand, honed for precise detail.
The handle is genuine resin-infused Dymondwood, a warp-resistant plastic/wood composite. It’s resistant to heat and water, and riveted with three nickel silver rivets that provide perfect counterweight.
The handle is also available in rosewood if you prefer that. I’m not a fan of wooden handles in the kitchen, since they can degrade and splinter, but many like the look and feel of it.
And of course, LamsonSharp’s “Sharp For Life!” guarantee applies. You can get your knife re-sharpened anytime by the original craftsmen, a handy feature under the lifetime warranty.
Looking for a higher-end cleaver? The Shun Classic Chinese Cleaver is an excellent, though more expensive, choice.