MAC Japanese Series 6 1/2-Inch Japanese Vegetable Cleaver
Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginning home cook, the MAC Japanese Series 6 1/2 inch Japanese Vegetable Cleaver is one of the best butcher knives out there. This knife is so strong and sharp that it can cut through a butternut squash or a chicken with very little effort. It's relatively short, which gives cooks better control, though at nearly two inches in height, it can still handle big tasks with ease. The straight edge of the molybdenum steel blade makes it easy to chop without using the rocking motion required by the traditional chef's knife. Though this knife is powerful and versatile, it shouldn't be used to cut through cuts of meat that contain large bones or foods that are still frozen.