Dexter Russell S5289 Customer Reviews
Product Code: 135-08240
Gets the job done: right tool for processing the meat. Beefy and well-made. Good for camp cooking feeding lots of folks and handling the meat.
Looking for the huge built solid type cleaver they made back in the good ol' days? Well this will suit the bill nicely. This is not for delicate work. It is good steel and is balanced well - BUT it is 4 POUNDS! Are we clear? If you are chopping cow, horse, pig, bone or any other large animal, this baby is for you. Cut the head off a duck, no problem. Gross anatomy cuts on a cow? One shot. Done. Flatten garlic, yep, but so will a real sharp brick. frozen meat or bones like ribs not a problem. If you are chopping chickens, ducks or roosters, this will work, but is probably overkill. In fact, you probably want a Chinese knife/cleaver (looks like a cleaver but it's thinner)as it is lighter and will use less energy. If you are chopping fish, greens or vegetables, get another cleaver. They make a vegetable cleaver that is even thinner than a chinese style cleaver just for this purpose. I love this knife! and though I haven't had it long enough to see how it will retain an edge I can tell just from the quality of the steel that it will last several generations if maintained right. Again, this cleaver is 4 POUNDS ... you will get a work out wielding this thing for just a few chops, are we clear? good. CONS: the only bad thing I can say about this knife (except packiging which is a seperate section) out of the box is that some of the edges for the outline of the cleaver weren't deburred as much as I would like them to be. You would have to put a decent amount of pressure and friction to get it to break skin ...but still. A minor gripe fixed easily with a piece of sandpaper or emeryboard but just so that it was mentioned.
Big and dangerous if you aren't aware of what 3lb of stainless steel cleaver will go through given sufficient speed and aggression. I have their 7" non-stainless cleaver as well, the difference in sheer bulk is dramatic. The thickness of the steel is impressive, and the wood handle just looks right.
great product works perfet,great store,fast shipping.