835AK - Kom-Kom six inch cleaver with special blade.
The 835ak Kom-Kom is a six inch cleaver and is described by the manufacturer as having a "special blade". This refers to the multiple scalloped grind (see illustration for details). This design makes it easier to cut through meat and minimises the chance of ingredients sticking to the blade as they are being cut.
Cleaver knives, often referred to as a "Chinese Cleaver" or a "Chopper", are a large rectangular bladed knife with a fairly thin but razor sharp blade and are perfectly suited for slicing, dicing and mincing fruit, vegetables, and boneless meat. While they appear to be similar to a meat cleaver, a meat cleaver always has very thick blade and is used in butchery to cut through bones and joints.
A cleaver knife can be used with boneless meat and they are also perfect for preparing vegetables, and herbs. The flat blade is great for crushing garlic. The wide bladed design also makes them a convenient tool to use when transferring ingredients from the cutting board to the wok or other cooking pot.
The blade is made from Japanese high carbon martensitic stainless steel (SUS420J2) which has been hardened and tempered for optimal sharpness. This knife has a razor sharp cutting edge and it has a high quality hardwood handle which is secured with brass rivets.
As the handle wood is untreated, it will benefit from the occasional application of a food grade oil to maintain the health of the wood, avoiding shrinkage and keeping the handle looking like new. See the "knife care" tab for more details.