DALSTRONG Tapered Blade Meat Cleaver

Last updated: August 31, 2022


An ergonomically-designed handle and full tang design put you in control while you're using this meat cleaver. The blade is nitrogen chilled for extra durability and the edge is designed like a scalpel for extra slicing power. You can cut meats, fruits and vegetables using this cleaver.

We looked at the top Meat Cleavers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Meat Cleaver you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Whether you're chopping for a few minutes or a half an hour, the handle on this meat cleaver will help keep you comfortable and in control.

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the DALSTRONG Tapered Blade Meat Cleaver placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Maximum Performance. Zero Compromises. At The Cutting Edge of Beauty and Performance The Shogun Series X 7” Chinese cleaver (chukabocho in Japanese) is perfect for breaking down smaller cuts of boneless meats and poultry as well as slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping tough vegetables (including large heads of cabbage and lettuce) and fruits of all kinds. In Asian kitchens this blade style operates as the ‘chef’s knife’ of vegetables, offering surprising versatility, nimbleness and a screamingly sharp edge. The spine of the blade can be used to mince ginger or garlic while the sharp, flat edge provides more contact with the cutting board and exceptional precision. The extra wide blades allows for excellent knuckle clearance and ensures food can be easily scooped up for simple transfer from cutting board to pot or pan. The exquisite hammered tsuchime finish on this blade is not only a beautiful statement in craftsmanship, it also serves the purpose of reducing drag and minimizing stuck on food. A scalpel like edge is hand finished to a staggering 8-12°degree angle per side using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method – No ordinary santoku knife. Nitrogen cooled for enhanced harness, flexibility and corrosion resistance. Full tang for superb robustness and triple riveted for even more resilience.Perfect for vegetables, fruits, and boneless meats. Painstakingly crafted over 60 days using the highest quality materials, the Shogun Series paring knife is both a razor-sharp kitchen powerhouse and artistic statement in premium design and workmanship. Combining ancient Japanese sword making methods with the latest in breakthrough technologies, the Shogun Series is simply unrivaled in performance, beauty and value. Included 7” Shogun Series Cleaver PerfectFit Dalstrong Sheath Neatly Packed with Dalstrong’s Renowned Packaging The Art of Steel. FEATURES AND BENEFITS The Shogun Series Cleaver Blade ✓Scalpel like sharpness at a staggering 8-12°degree angle per side. Sail through culinary challenges. ✓Incredible Edge Retention at 62+ Rockwell. Cut longer, go further. ✓AUS-10V Japanese super steel core. The ultimate steel for the ultimate performance. ✓67-Layered Damascus sharpened under the ancient 3-step Honbazuke method and married to bleeding edge technology. ✓Tapered bolster provides a perfect ‘zero-balance’ balance, finger protection and gently encourages a natural and comfortable pinch grip ✓Rust/Corrosion resistant cladding means your knife will stay cleaner and last longer ✓Hand-polished spine enhances comfort across very grips ✓Featuring Dalstrong’s exquisite Shogun Series Tsunami Rose blade pattern, for striking, stand out beauty. ✓Full tang – maximum robustness. This knife is built to last a lifetime. ✓Triple riveted – even further resilience. ✓Beautifully engraved. Performance and looks. ✓Tapered blade for minimal slicing resistance and non-stick properties ✓Cleans easily ✓Precise cryogenic tempering increases the steel’s crystalline structure, enhancing, strength, flexibility and hardness. The Shogun Series Cleaver Handle ✓Military grade G10 handle for life-long durability ✓Highly impervious to heat, cold and moisture ✓Ergonomic handle for superior hand control, agility and comfort ✓Non-slip grip ✓Engraved end cap for further distinction ✓Intricate copper mosaic enhances beauty The Shogun Series Cleaver Sheath Included with every Shogun Series blade is a matching Shogun Series saya (sheath) with traditional pin and string locking mechanism. Ensuring your investment and your fingers are protected. Knives To Build A Career On. A Community Of Chefs To Belong To. Over Seventy-Five Thousand Chefs Have Switched to Dalstrong From executive chefs to home chefs and everyone in between, Dalstrong Chefs are treated like family. Over seventy-five thousand chefs have switched to Dalstrong for our superior quality, unconditional support, and loyal community. It may be cliche, but we truly care about you and the blades and products we painstakingly design and develop. From the tinest packaging detail, to hundreds of hours of design and testing, each knife is a work of love, dedication and expert craftsmanship. Dalstrong supports you, our chefs, everyday and in every way we can. Your Dalstrong knives work alongside you, day in and day out, making you more effective, creative, and precise in the kitchen; delivering plates you can feel proud to present. These are knives to build a career on, and tens of thousands of professional chefs have done just that. From cooking competitions (Dalstrong supports chefs across the country building their reputation), to charitable events (we donate knives to those in need with culinary aspirations), Dalstrong loves the community, loves chefs, and the men and women who prepare food for us all each and everyday. From the heat of the professional kitchen to a simple meal for one, Dalstrong stands beside you every step of the way. #dalstrong The Dalstrong Difference. Dalstrong Is Out To Turn An Old Industry On Its Head We love cooking. We love design and craftsmanship. Most of all though, we love bringing a feeling of pure satisfaction to chefs around the world who use our tools day in and day out. Whether you’re a hobbyist or pro, our aim is to enhance the experience of your culinary creation. Dalstrong is the new guy on the block. From a foundation of love and respect for an ancient craft, we layer on modern thinking and methods to create beautiful and innovative knives at far greater value than traditional brands. Don’t just take our word for it; look what others are saying, across the web, social media and in professional kitchens around the country. Our goal is to stir up a stodgy old industry with tools chefs love and trust, with innovative design and improvements. And as a company, we’re out to build life-long relationships with exceptional products and exceptional attention to your individual needs as a chef and customer. Come cook with us. Like you, we strive for greatness every day.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

As for the comfort factor, the triple-riveted cleaver has a full tang and G-10 handle which gives you great control and fluidity.
Nitrogen chilled for enhanced hardness, flaccidity and corrosion protection. Full tang for excellent robustness and triple riveted for even extra resilience.Ideal for vegetables, fruits, and boneless meats.
It boasts a thin, sharp, scalpel-like edge that's ideal for scoring meat or fish.
The blade features 67 layers of steel for extra firmness, endurance, and stain resistance. Even more, it’s Nitrogen cooled for corrosion resistance and versatility.
This cleaver makes prepping for dinner much faster and more efficient. The Cleaver is top quality. Besides being very beautiful the cleaver works very, very well..I would highly recommend this Cleaver it is the best I have ever had.
- BTTPE

What reviewers didn't like

Need to be sharped after regular intervals
Cannot cut meat with bones
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