The Damascus Cleaver has a thick blade perfect for chopping through dense foods. Our hand-forged cleavers come in several handle and blade shapes, with the blades measuring approximately 5 1/2 inches.
Created under the guidance of master knife makers Veneman Blades in St. Augustine, Florida, our exclusive hand forged chef's knives are perfect for the home kitchen or the professional chef.
Made from the highest quality 1095/15N20 steel, the hand-forged Damascus blades aim for our standard 352 layers of folded and hammered steel. In addition, each knife comes with a handmade leather sheath.
1095 – High Carbon Steel is excellent for forging knives. The carbon content of .95% serves to harden the steel and reduce the amount of wear that a blade will experience over time. Knives that use 1095 Steel are easy to sharpen and hold an edge for a long time.
15N20 – High Nickel Alloy, most commonly used with 1095 Steel to create Damascus. The bright and acid-resistant metal used for forging with high carbon steel draws out the contrast in Damascus patterned billets. 15N20’s iron is alloyed with 0.88% carbon, 0.40% manganese, 2.0% nickel, and 0.10% phosphorus and silicon.
To care for Damascus blades, thoroughly dry them when they become wet, and then lubricate with mineral oil for storage.
Hand Wash Only, never in a dishwasher!
Numerous Handle and Blade Options -
Rosewood - These wooden handles are hand-shaped using sustainably sourced Rosewood.
Pakkawood and Bone - Available in a wide variety of colors (multi and solid).
Shapes - The handles and blades come in several different shapes.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what we currently have in stock. We would be happy to send you pictures so you can pick your perfect cleaver!