The Chinese chef-knife, or Chinese cleaver as it is known in the West, is a thin-bladed, rectangular knife with all sorts of applications.  These knives can be used to chop or slice meat, mince vegetables, flatten out patties, even as a spatula!  No chef in the world should be without one of these all-purpose kitchen utensils, which is why we offer a fine line of Chinese knives and cleavers here on our site!  With designs based upon traditional Chinese knives and cleavers, the makers of these knives integrate modern carbon-steel alloys to ensure the ease of these precision-sculpted classical instruments with modern strength and durability.