Cleaver

identifier

ID 393

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 86.0044 L=33,5cm WD=13cm WT=621gr

holotype

MOT V 89.0179 L=30cm WD=26cm WT=2500gr
description

Kitchen utensils with a heavy, usually rectangular blade used to chop meat into pieces. Blade and handle form one whole, or the blade is inserted into a wooden handle and takes up more than half of the total weight. In this way, the cleaver falls forward and down, as it were, making chopping easier. The weight (300 gr - 2.5 kg) of these meat cleavers varies depending on the work to be done with them. Heavy cleavers, for example, effortlessly cut through most joints and bones.

See also the billhook for wood and the two-handed cleaver. [MOT]