The Kessaku Samura Series Mini Cleaver with Knife Sheath and Gift Box
Made of 7Cr17MoV Steel and a Pakkawood Handle
Hand made with a carefully ground reinforced spine
Sharpened to a 16 degree angle per side while measuring 58 on the Rockwell Scale (HRC)
The Samurai Mini Cleaver with chopped chunks of steak surrounded by salt, pepper, basil, roasemary
Kessaku 4.5" Mini Cleaver - Samurai Series
A butcher prepare to cleave a rack of ribs
The Samurai Min Cleaver leaning on a large roast beef while partially embedded in a cutting board
A chef about to cleave a large cooked, boned section of beef

Kessaku 4.5" Mini Cleaver - Samurai Series

Regular price$29.99

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Samurai Series

Sleek. Gorgeous. Ferociously formidable with unparalleled craftsmanship. Designed by our artisans in Japan, our Samurai Series Utility Knife features a perfectly balanced & ergonomic grip for amazing comfort & safety. The traditional utility knife has been redesigned with modern refinements to be sleek, fast, aerodynamic, and highly engineered for precision and maneuverability. Visually stylish & sure to draw the eye in any kitchen, this is one great-looking knife.

The Samurai Series Professional 4.5" Mini Cleaver.
Sleek. Gorgeous. Ferociously formidable with unparalleled craftsmanship.

Designed by our master artisans, our Samurai Series Mini Cleaver features a perfectly balanced ergonomic grip for amazing comfort and safety, alongside a shockingly sharp cutting edge. Here the traditional cleaver knife has been redesigned and reimagined with modern refinements to be fast, sleek, aerodynamic, and highly engineered for precision and maneuverability. Visually stylish and sure to draw the eye in any kitchen, this is one stunning-looking cleaver!

Cleave Like a Champion –Whether you're working with beef, pork, chicken, or seafood, this cleaver's scintillatingly sharp blade design makes it an amazing and versatile choice for virtually any operation. A requisite and impeccable addition to any chef's culinary arsenal, this cleaver is absolutely perfect for handling soft bones, thick cuts of meat, and hard vegetables like squash. Its robust heavy-duty design can withstand intense, long-lasting use, making this cleaver a beloved and direly needed kitchen essential for years to come.

Constructed to last forever. Our Samurai Series Mini Cleaver will be your culinary companion for life. Since the 16th century, the defining characteristics of professional knives are toughness, sharpness, edge-life, edge-quality, precision, and ease of use. Kessaku knives are hand-crafted to reflect these qualities, alongside cutting-edge, nitrogen-cooled, forging techniques.

Setting New Standards in Knife Performance: The Blade. Like a surgeon’s scalpel and relentlessly sharp, this blade is individually hand-crafted by our virtuoso technicians and made from our own specially formulated High Carbon 7CR17MOV Stainless Steel for enhanced corrosion resistance and non-stick properties. Its Precision Forged, Razor-Sharp blade is hand-sharpened and honed by our craftsmen to 16° for clean, precise, cuts, amazing edge-retention, and it has a Rockwell Hardness of 58 for maximum strength, flexibility, and blade edge durability.

Wondrous Comfort. Coming to Grips—with an amazing first impression!—When you grasp the handle of this knife for the first time it will feel as if you’ve always held it — like it was made for you specifically. Its Mirror-Polished Smooth Pakkawood Handle offers amazingly superior comfort while its seamless build ensures that no dirt or debris can ever infiltrate its pristine body. Its pakkawood handle is nearly impervious to heat, cold, and moisture, and has Full Tang (which means the blade extends all the way to the end of the handle) strength for a lifetime of safe and precise use.

Welcome to THE CUTTING EDGE OF KNIVES. Welcome to KESSAKU! — Each line of Kessaku knives that we manufacture utilizes the highest quality premium steel available, sourced from Germany, Japan, Sweden, and China. Every knife is meticulously hand assembled and sharpened by master bladesmiths who have honed their ancient craft in our modern facilities. Within the city of Yangjiang, this centuries-old tradition meets cutting-edge modern technological advances to bring our customers unparalleled precision and quality.

Our Striking & Exquisite Magnetic GIFT BOX — Greeting you in our beautifully designed gift box with magnetic closure, your knife will arrive in style. Its elegant box is a perfect home for storing this fine utensil. Included in the box you will also find our Custom Fit Blade Sheath, and our Polishing Cloth to help keep your knife looking shiny & gorgeous. Give this to your favorite chef. The astonishing quality of this lovingly crafted knife means you’ll be giving them a gift they’ll have and use for eternity, so they’ll always think of you!

Features and Benefits
Precision-forged & nitrogen cooled professional grade high carbon 7CR17MOV stainless steel
Added chromium for increased steel strength and enhanced stain resistance
Unique and elegant etched pattern
Hand sharpened using the Honbazuke method to a perfect 16-degree angle per side
Amazing edge retention keeps its blade’s sharpness longer
Gorgeous Pakkawood mirror-polished handle is nearly impervious to heat, cold, & moisture
Full tang strength and handcrafted solid construction
Stainless laser etched end-cap counterbalances
Comfortable pinch grip

Included Items

Kessaku 4.5" Samurai Series Cleaver
Kessaku Custom Blade Guard
Kessaku Premium Gift Box with Magnetic Closure
Kessaku Polishing Cloth
Kessaku Care Instruction Booklet

Customer Feedback


Beauty and design describe my new Kessaku set. The compliments I receive are great, but the design and ease of use make me very happy cook.

Janice S

My favorite go to set. I enjoy them so much, they are my knives of choice when preparing meals in my personal kitchen and bring them alone when on a job.

Chef Dan

So pleased to be a part of Kessaku Family. Not only are we in love with our Knives set, the customer support provided was top notch!

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