Meat Cleaver: The Butcher

A small but heavy meat cleaver with a scandi flat grind. The first knife I used metal etching to transfer my logo and the name of the blade. The spine of the knife runs in an arc from the heel of the handle to the hole at the top of the blade. The handle has a 4 pin design and a wide heel to avoid loosing grip when hacking with the knife. The handle is made out of apple wood from an apple tree the broke in winter 2017.

My blogpost how I made this knife.


  • Steel: 1.2235 (80 CrV2) also known as L2 steel
  • Liners: Orange and black paper micarta I made myself
  • Length: 200 mm
  • Blade length:  105 mm
  • Blade width: 55 – 63 mm
  • Blade Thickness: 4.5 mm
  • Grip: Apple wood, treated with linseed oil
  • Pins: 6 mm and 5 mm steel