Cleaver 185mm X 69mm Damascus Clad 135Cr3 Kasumi


This knife is simply about fun! Designed to bring joy in to the kitchen and a smile to your face. By no mean a simple knife to make though, in fact tall blades like this are always a challenge and with the techniques used by Milan this is an impressive piece of work for sure.

A lovely forged distal taper and bevels make this mini cleaver an absolute pleasure to work with. The k-tip is thin and sharp and a delight for the details and the tall blade with its thin and sharp edge will move with ease through most produce.

This one is not short on looks either. Clad in a nice subtle Damascus, which is Kasumi polished at the edge and brushed Nashiji towards the spine the finish a very captivating style. Paired with an antique style handle constructed out of Boxwood with a brass collar and pin the knife has an old world feel to it.

Very comfortable to hold, a delightful cutting action, incredible finish that is easy on the eyes. This is just a joyful knife full of style and class. With a 64 HRC 135Cr3 core it is also tough and durable.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Cleaver

Edge Length: 185mm

Spine Heel: 4.22mm

Spine Mid: 2.55mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.15mm

Blade Height: 69mm

Weight: 241g

Cutting Edge Steel: 135Cr3

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: 3 Layer (San Mai)

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge and Kasumi

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Boxwood, Brass

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: Yes

Shipping & Returns


We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.


At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.