And the flat of the blade and spine can be used to tenderize cutlets or flatten chicken thighs and less expensive cuts for roulade or stuffing. Ive been cooking for about 4 years in a scratch kitchen with a great chef, ive bought about six lamson knives right from the factory ( I live in western mass). Like many people I wanted it after seeing Brad Leone talk about it on youtube, and I was in the market for a cleaver. With a cleaver, you can break down whole poultry, separate a rack of ribs, chop through bone-in cuts for individual servings, or crack bones for more flavorful stock. I was referring to drop forging or pressure forging. Personally, I'm a fan of the lowly Chinese Cleaver in the kitchen. Then push the blade forward while lowering the heel at the same time, slicing through the veg. These are way to thin for wood chopping, but excel at rocking veggies and scooping them up. Free Shipping on Prime eligible orders. The steels that harden up like Japanese knives aren't good choices for this type of use. After you master that move, it is simply a matter of repetition. I'm not into top of the line designer knifes. I did some chopping and thought I would share my opinion. Quite right, but Lamson doesn't do one off hand made knives. Question I recently bought a Lamson Chinese vegetable cleaver because I wanted to practice a new technique and because they're nostalgic for me (I'm Chinese and grew up watching my parents work wonders with one). It is a professional kitchen knife brand that is excellent in craftsmanship, quality, looks, and performance. The best chef's knives tested for sharpness, edge retention, and ease of use, from German knives to Japanese kitchen knives to tackle any meal with ease. Requires no practically no pressure on the cleaver as it is heavy and sharp enough to do the slicing. Our Cutlery & Knife Accessories category offers a great selection of Santoku Knives and more. 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