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Shibazi F208-2 Chinese Cleaver 205mm

Shibazi F208-2 Chinese Cleaver 205mm

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Shibazi is a Chinese company based in the Yangjiang Province in China where many knife brands outsource their manufacturing to. If your kitchen knife is made in China, it likely came out of a factory in Yangjiang.

Most kitchen knives produced in Yangjiang are quite unremarkable. However, this cleaver is an exception due to this one feature:

A curved profile taper.

Pretty much all blades start out thicker at the spine and thin out at the edge (otherwise it would'nt be a knife). The gradual thinning from spine to edge is known as the profile taper. For most blades made in China, the profile taper is flat. You can test this by placing the face of the blade on a flat surface and observing any gaps between the blade and the surface. A flat profile taper is bad news for food sticking as the slices of food can easily travel up the face of the blade uninterrupted. Most Japanese blades have a slightly curved profile taper (you can test this yourself!), which greatly aids in food release as the slices of food have a harder time sticking to a surface that is not totally flat.

The end result? Slices of food fall off this cleaver when they reach about halfway up the blade. This helps with the interrupted flow of chopping as you prep your meals!

 

Blade Type: Chinese Cleaver
Core: 80Cr13 Stainless Steel
Cladding: 10Cr17 Stainless Steel
Handle: Rosewood Handle
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3mm
HRC: 58
Weight: 340g
Blade Length: 205mm 
Overall Length: 310mm

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