860a - Kom-Kom six inch cleaver knife with Special Blade and a Hardwood Handle.
The 860a Kom-Kom is a six inch cleaver knife with a "special blade". This refers to the multiple scalloped grind (see illustration for details). This minimises ingredients sticking to the blade as they are being cut.
Cleaver knives (sometimes referred to a chopper) are a lighter weight class of "cleavers" and while they can still be used for cutting and slicing meat they are not suitable for cutting though bones.
They are a general purpose knife that is best suited to jobs like preparing vegetables, and herbs and able to perform all slicing, chopping, and mincing jobs with ease. Their wide blade 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.