Chinese style chopping cleaver with boxwood handle from Pallares.
Unlike the butchery cleavers this knife is carrying far less weight so is well suited to use in the Chinese style, as a general-purpose kitchen knife, mostly used to slice boneless meats, chop, slice, dice, or mince vegetables, and to flatten garlic bulbs or ginger; while also serving as a spatula to transport prepared ingredients to the pan.
Hailing from Solsona in Northern Spain the Pallares family have been producing knives for over a hundred years, now helmed by the third generation they continue to produce classic knives with true beauty, of both form and function.
A note on carbon steel - Like many others we at Community Cutlery favour carbon over stainless steel for its ability to take a keener edge and hold it for longer, for this privilege we need to care for our carbon products with a little more consideration, particularly when it comes to washing. Once you’ve finished with your knife we recommend giving it a wash and a thorough dry, as if left wet it will start to rust, surprisingly quickly. If this does happen then take a dry scourer and lightly give it a rub, another rinse and a good dry, it should come off with relative ease. With use you will also notice a light change in the colour of the blade, this patina is natural, beautiful and to be cherished, it’s like yo knife developing its own fingerprint!
And for many reasons - Never put your knives in the dishwasher.
Knives are only available to persons over 18 years of age. Due to the nature of our business ALL customers will be asked to prove their age at checkout.