CCK or Chan Chi Kee cleavers are a Hong Kong-based producer of cleavers and other kitchen equipment. They pretty much universally considered to be best in class.
SHAPE: Butchers' knife. This knife is used by Chinese butchers for portioning meat.
STEEL: Carbon steel. Care must be take to keep this steel dry to prevent rust but when it comes to sharpening and edge retention there really is no beating carbon steel.
FINISH: Kurouchi or forge-blackened in a rustic way. This definitely helps with rust prevention, almost acting like a protective layer.
HANDLE: Round wooden handle
LENGTH: 28cm long and 6.5cm tall
MAKER: CCK - Hong Kong, China
BEST FOR: Portioning
SAUNDERS SAYS: “These really took some getting hold of, now they are here I think we need to order a lot more. These things are amazing and sure to fly out fast.”