The stainless steel blade on this cleaver measures 7.5" and includes a solid steel handle. This cleaver is a versatile tool that is used to slice through both meats and vegetables. The blade has a rounded edge so you can rock it back and forth to quickly chop herbs, and the flat side of the blade can be used to crush garlic. You can also use the blade to transfer chopped material straight to the wok. A must for preparing stir-fries.
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