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Pipe Dreamer and Star Gazer
CCK small cleaver. The Gold Standard in Chinese cleavers. I have a green river as well, but CCK is the real deal.

 

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Pipe Dreamer and Star Gazer
I bought mine in an Asian grocery store in Philadelphia's Chinatown several decades ago. It's stainless (and actually good stainless, too!) and it had to be cheap. If you have an Asian supermarket near you, that might be a good place to look.
Stainless is great and my Green River is in fact stainless. However, high carbon steel in a cleaver is the gold standard. It sharpens easily and can get crazy sharp with only a bit of effort. Of course it can rust easily and they aren’t beautiful. But… if the goal is a Chinese Cleaver, I say go native.
 
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Pipeh

Might Stick Around
Feb 28, 2023
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Southern California
I usually use the carbon steel CCK as well, but if you want stainless, well, they make a stainless version as well:
( S/S Kitchen Slicer)

For stainless, I use and like the Dexter-Russell:
 

captpat

Lifer
Dec 16, 2014
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CCK small cleaver. The Gold Standard in Chinese cleavers. I have a green river as well, but CCK is the real deal.

Thanks, looks like it will fill the bill.