Narihira – Cleaver


Narihira knives are manufactured by Fuji Cutlery Co., Ltd. The sister company of Tojiro applies advanced construction techniques and modern materials, combined with high quality Japanese quality control to produce great knives suitable for chefs, home cooks and professionals at a great price.

Molybdenum Vanadium Stainless steel:
MV Stainless is a high carbon, low chromium stainless steel that has proven, over time, to be a very good compromise between toughness, strength, edge holding and resistance to corrosion.

It has added Vanadium to give the steel more hardness. This steel is very easy to sharpen to a razor edge but it will dull relatively quickly compared to high-carbon.

About the Cleaver:
Westerners are most familiar with cleavers as crude tools of butchery but there is tremendous variety and versatility in this class of cutlery.

Traditionally, Chinese cooks use a single cleaver shaped knife for every task in the kitchen, and these prove to be popular in the South African kitchen as well.

The Chinese cleaver or Chinese chef’s knife is a thin delicate knife that slices and chops well with height that can be used to scoop up large volumes of produce and enough mass that the spine or flat of the blade can be used to crush product before cutting.

On the other end of the spectrum, larger, beefier cleavers are some of the few cutlery tools designed to handle cleaving bone in proteins without damaging the knife.

*Note that this is a vegetable cleaver and we do not recommend using this knife on bones.


Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days

FREE SHIPPING for orders over R850


Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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Steel Type

Molybdenum Vanadium Steel

Rockwell Hardness



Fuji Cutlery Co.


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