Kitchen knives must be first and foremost a formidable tool, possessing very specific attributes that endow them with the ability to process food properly. That's why Jay Knives brings you this Functional Heavy Kitchen Cleaver. This refined knife is hand-forged, heat-treated, ground, polished, and at times etched and engraved – all by traditional means – 100% hand made.With 176 layers of Damascus and a hardness of 58 to 60 HRC, this 10" knife makes a great tool for huge pieces of meat and hacking through bone.
Damascus blades will require more attention, since the higher carbon metals that help create the pattern present a higher risk of corrosion. We recommend cleaning the blade after it has come into contact with moisture and especially acidic materials like apples, steak, or fingers.