The Dexter 6-in. Cleaver – Basics® Series (49542) is as heavy-duty a knife as one can expect to encounter in a commercial kitchen. Cleavers are intended for whacking down on thick or tough cuts of meat, thick-skinned melons and other food items that require a lot of force and a sharp edge to cut through. This cleaver is constructed with a high-carbon steel blade with a hollow ground edge. The blade tip is complete with a hanging hole cut into the metal to provide an easy storage option.