Sakai Takayuki Chinese Cleaver Chef's Knife, Stainless Steel, 195mm (7.7")
Blade: 195mm long x 85mm wide (7.7 x 3.4 inches), approximately 2mm thick, approx. 336 grams weight.
Excellent choice for beginners or home cooks looking for a real traditional style Chinese chef's knife but in a more easily maintained stainless steel. At 7.7" it's also quite a bit lighter and a somewhat smaller than some other monsters out there, and so is easier to handle, and very affordable. This is a VERY sharp knife and nice looking knife, and remarkably well made for the price. I think you'll be very pleased with its quality and performance. Remember, this is NOT a meat cleaver. Think of it like a chef's knife. It's what Chinese chefs would traditionally use when we might pick up a chef's knife or a santoku, so it's thin and sharp just like a chef's knife, making it an awesome vegetable chopper... it's great for stir fry prep for example. Handle is made of durable, good looking and comfortable black ABS (a very strong plastic) like the Grand Chef line (and most German knives, like the Wusthof Classic line for example).
Made in Japan.