Cleavers are the ultimate tool in the butcher's shop or restaurant kitchen. These versatile knives can split bones and large chunks of meat, and slice large vegetables such as cabbage with ease. Blades are made from materials including steel and Damascus stainless steel, and you can find 6" to 9" blades. A Chinese or Asian cleaver is a good all-round knife, that will chop meat, vegetables, and smash garlic and more with ease. Shop cleavers from brands include Shun, Wusthof and Omcan.