SKU 56558

8″ Brad Leone Signature Series Chinese Santoku Cleaver with Walnut Handle


(6 customer reviews)

SKU 56558

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As featured by Brad Leone on Bon Appetit’s It’s Alive, the Bad Boy can chop, cut or crush on command!

This Brad Leone Signature knife features a walnut handle


Check out this set, including “Little B” and the “Bad Boy” cleavers at a discounted price (56555).


  • Designed, assembled, and finished by Lamson Products, a Massachusetts Company since 1837
  • Lifetime Warranty against Manufacturer’s Defects
  • Item #: 56558
  • Weight: 12.0 oz.
  • Dimensions:
    • Overall Length:12.75″
    • Blade Length: 8.0″
    • Blade Width: 0.094″
    • Blade Height: 3.25″
  • Blade
    • Full-Tang Blade (blade runs the full length of the handle)
    • Santoku shape
    • Tempered American High-Carbon Stainless Steel
    • Flat Ground for precision and then hand-sharpened and finished for razor-sharp edge
  • Handle
    • Shaped and contoured durable Walnut handle scales
    • Ergonomically designed for safe and comfortable use, no matter how you hold a knife
    • Sturdy Brass Rivet construction
  • Care & Sharpening
    • Hone the blade edge regularly with a honing steel or whetstone
    • If edge becomes dull even after honing, please have the blade professionally sharpened or send back to Lamson for Free Sharpening
    • Hand-wash your cleaver with warm soapy water
    • Dry immediately with a soft clean cloth
    • Dishwasher is NOT recommended
    • Periodically apply Mineral Oil to the handle to prevent drying out (Item #’s: 05099/05097 available)
    • Store your cleaver safely
    • Leather Santoku Sheath (Item #: 52818) SOLD SEPARATELY available

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6 reviews for 8″ Brad Leone Signature Series Chinese Santoku Cleaver with Walnut Handle

  1. Cindy (verified owner)

    Super durable and sharp knife that cleans up well and maintains its edge. I’ve used it daily for weeks and on some pretty hefty cooks. It’s held up with only some mild honing. Love it!

  2. Nick E. (verified owner)

    It has a great feel in your hand and is quality made. Will be purchasing more from them!

  3. Collin H. (verified owner)

    The knife is awesome, no reason to give it any less than 5 stars.

    I need to remember that even when I purchase expensive knives, I still need to wet stone the blade to my specific angles. I always forget that.

    But it’s a great addition. I’ve never used a big cleaver style knife before, so I’m still getting used to it. But honestly I think I like the height a little more than a santoku. It’s just a slower chop. 8in chefs knives and 6in santokus really have more speed. With the cleaver style, it’s just a little slower and much more verticle cuts, instead rocking and drawing.

    But great knife for sure.

    No issues if you know how to use it.

  4. Sol (verified owner)

    I’ve had this knife for almost 2 years, it is not my favorite knife but is definitely in my top 3.

    What I love about this knife: it has a great feel in the hand, I love using the extra weight of the blade for sort of rough tasks like smashing garlic cloves and dicing/mincing herbs, veggies etc. If I’m doing something that I think is too tough for my Miyabi chef’s knife, this is probably my go to.

    My only complaint about this knife: the bevel angle from the factory was steep. Even though the knife was sharp, the abrupt angle of this bezel made it feel clumsy. Slicing through something simple like an onion was hard to do straight and took more force than it should have. I hand-sharpen my knives and was able to rework the primary bezel, and now the knife is really nice to use.

    Overall I really enjoy using this knife, just had to work it a little bit to get it where I like.

  5. Lynne W (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this knife for about 8 months and I love it. I find this knife best for cutting meat, raw or cooked. It slices baby back ribs like butter (and perfectly straight), pork shoulder into chunks for chili Verde, carving chicken and turkey (better than my boning knife). When I’m carving chicken, I like that the wooden handle still keeps it’s good grip even when my hands are greasy. I’m short with small hands, but this knife gives me some extra leverage when cutting. When I clean it, I lay it flat in an empty sink and carefully wash the blade with a soapy washcloth.

  6. Adrian D. (verified owner)

    Amazing knife, super sharp right out of the box. Loved it so much I’m ordering the “little b” as well.

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