Unlike Chinese cleavers which are generally used to slice boneless meats, chop, slice, dice, and mince vegetables, the cleaver or meat cleaver is used for cutting through bone and sinew. Cleavers feature a resilient edge that is made to hack directly into thick meat, dense cartilage and bone. Cleavers are generally made of tough metal and have a thick blade so they can be used to crush using the side of the blade. Shop our selection of cleavers from top brands in kitchen knives at TigerChef.