Cleavers & Boning Knives

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One of the best ways to improve your skills as a home chef is to arm yourself with the proper kitchen tool. These meat cleavers and boning knives from Sur La Table allow you to tackle a wide variety of meat cuts with ease and try out exciting new recipes. Learn more about how to use these high-quality knives and get tips for selecting the best cleaver and boning knives for your kitchen.

Why You Need a Cleaver and Boning Knife

Even the sharpest chef’s knife in your collection isn’t capable of performing certain types of tasks when it comes to preparing meals. A cleaver knife is often associated with large cuts of meat. And while it’s true that this type of knife is great for breaking down tendons and bones, it can also efficiently chop a number of other foods, including tougher vegetables like squash. The wide blade is also excellent for smashing a clove of garlic in one fell swoop. With a boning knife, the blade is very slender, making it perfect for maneuvering in tight places. It’s great for slicing cartilage from joints and breaking down meat into different cuts.

How to Choose the Best Meat Cleaver

A good meat cleaver needs a strong handle that can hold up the weight of the blade. Any type of coating or texture on the handle can also help give you a better grip when handling this butchering tool. Knives constructed from a seamless, single piece of stainless steel are solid options that hold up well and are easy to care for. And of course, you can’t go wrong when you choose a trusted knife brand like Cangshan, Global or Wüsthof, all of which you’ll find when you shop at Sur La Table.