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Offline Edwin Catflap

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Chinese cleaver
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Hi Guys

Anyone know where to get a cheap Chinese cleaver as they would use in a TA

Cheers

Ed



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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 03:25 PM »
...and remember the knife sharpener too!!! ;)

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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 03:30 PM »
...and remember the knife sharpener too!!! ;)

The optimum word was 'cheap'  :)

I may have to get one myself at that price


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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 03:39 PM »
Yeah! -but a tenner for something that calls itself 'The World's Best' eh :D

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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 03:58 PM »
They've been discussed in detail on here before. I was looking at the £2.33 inc delivery cleaver.

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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 04:00 PM »
Yeah, the smallish one? Wanna get the thing they use in the halal butcher. You never get robbed again. But may have to occasionally replace the work surface!  8)


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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 04:24 PM »
Hi

I'm after a relatively fine one for every day use rather than a heavy one for chopping bones etc.

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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 04:31 PM »
Hi Ed
Couple of years ago i bought a "San Han Nga" no 2, Chinese cleaver/choping knife stainless steel.(local kitchen shop) for about £10 if memory serves, (will be a bit more now) Best one i ever bought, ideal for everyday use in my opinion.

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Re: Chinese cleaver
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 11:38 PM »
Hi Guys

Anyone know where to get a cheap Chinese cleaver as they would use in a TA

Cheers

Ed

Dont buy the cheap, light ones with stainless steel handles. They are horrid to work with and require constant sharpening as they loose there edge quickly.

Most TA's will use no.2 San Han brand. Or any no.2 with a wooden handle. Ask at the tills of your Chinese supermarket as they keep them in the back and often don't display the good ones. (Often only the shite stainless steel ones in the blue boxes)
You can get a nice one for ?10-25.

Or use this site, LOTS of London chefs use this place for custom, handmade knifes at extremely good prices. Very cheap postage too ($8) direct from japan.
http://japanesechefsknife.com/ChineseCleaver.html#ChineseCleaver

5 out of the 8 TA chefs i work with use these knifes. Specifically the Sugimoto Chinese Cleaver SGMT No.7. The rest use the No.2 San Han you can get from Asian shops.

DON'T skimp and buy some cheap ?3-5 knife. The steel used to made them is rubbish and they loose there edge quicker than a fat girl will swallow a cake.
They are very unbalanced and feel horrid to cut with.
You will spend more time sharpening it then cutting with it.

Like i said ?10-25 you can get a GOOD no.2 cleaver with a wooden handle from a Chinese supermarket. Or order online from a site like http://japanesechefsknife.com/ChineseCleaver.html#ChineseCleaver
I have the Suien Chinese Cleaver from here.




 

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