SKU 56556

Vintage 8″ Large Chinese Santoku Cleaver


(4 customer reviews)

SKU 56556

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This 8″ version is the larger size of our Chinese Santoku Cleavers. This amazingly strong and versatile knife is your answer to it all! “Chop, cut, crush, slice, dice, trim….. whatever!”

The Vintage Series features an updated ergonomically friendly hand-finished stabilized walnut handle that has a traditional, timeless look and feel. The sleek integrated bolster allows for a traditional or pinch-grip. The brass rivets complement the walnut handle and accent the stainless steel blade.

The Large size has an 8″ Blade while the smaller version has a 6″ blade. 

We also have a SET available of both the LARGE and SMALL cleavers at a discounted price (56562). Check it out here

To protect your cleavers we suggest our American-made and crafted Leather Sheaths from 12oz Wickett and Craig English vegetable-tanned bridle leather. Extra strong Brass Rivets and Snap keep the sheath firmly in place for storage.

As is the nature of handmade goods created from natural materials, you may experience minor variations in shape color, and appearance. These normal variations add character and uniqueness to your handmade leather product.


Find our Leather Sheath here!  

Care & Sharpening

  • Designed, assembled and finished by Lamson Products, a Massachusetts Company since 1837
  • Lifetime Warranty against Manufacturer’s Defects
  • Item #: 56556
  • 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 and Hardened American High-Carbon Stainless Steel
    • Flat Ground for precision and then hand-sharpened and finished for a 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

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4 reviews for Vintage 8″ Large Chinese Santoku Cleaver

  1. Raymond C. (verified owner)

    I bought this knife for my dad for his birthday, he absolutely loved it, and now i am jealous of my own gift and have to put it on my birthday wish list!

  2. Natalie A. (verified owner)

    This was bought as a gift for my son. He loves the cleaver.

  3. Michele W. (verified owner)

    I bought my husband a meat cleaver for Christmas and he loved it! We will definitely be ordering again. Thank you

  4. Jeff E. (verified owner)

    Seen many of the eastern European knives, didn’t want 40 dollar hand forged carbon steel rusting under the grips.
    Then this popped up… and good reviews…. ehhh… why not….
    Oh yeah, it is light and controllable, slices and chops the heck out of cabbage, gave me the depth of blade to work through winter squash, scoops a ton of what ever off the board and still delicate enough for tiny tip cuts and slicing thin enough to lay on a news paper and read through it.

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