Cleaver 155mm x 75mm Milled "C"


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With a milled "C" grind, gold plated ricasso, and a natural canvas micarta takedown handle, with indexing notches in the tail this is no ordinary cleaver. Oliver Märtens is an innovator and clearly a world class designer.

At 155mm by 75mm this is no monster cleaver, perhaps a Nakiri cleaver, but certainly capable of most tasks a larger model would be. The profile is as you would expect, a nice square with a subtle taper towards the tip giving the knife a little rock-ability. The spine has a little distal taper, but the true performance gains will result from the milled "C" grind and super thin edge.

Style wise you will find a natural look brute de forge on the face extending to the grind and a touch of gold plating at the riccaso to protect the steel at the pinch point. Natural canvas micarta is a robust and durable material and gives the knife a unique look. The removable handle is also a great feature for easy sharpening and adds a touch of cool to an already innovative design.

Another classy piece of work from our German master.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Cleaver

Edge Length: 155mm x 75mm

Spine Heel: 3.82mm

Spine Mid: 2.39mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.85mm

Blade Height: 75mm

Weight: 267g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2419.05

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge

Grind: C

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Natural Canvas Micarta V2A Stainless Bolster

Handedness: Right

Saya Included: No

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. 

Tips on sharpening you knives

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.