Chukabocho knife 18cm KAI Shun Classic

€275.00
  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: DM-0712
  • Availability: In Stock

The  KAI  Shun Classic 18 cm Chukabocho knife, known as "the Chinese Cleaver", or "Choy Dao" in Chinese, is a large squared knife with a very wide blade. 

Every part of it can be put to use. The edge is used to chop vegetables, especially larger ones such as cabbage, which are frequently a part of Chinese cuisine.
Yet, some cooks find their cleaver nimble enough for almost every kind of chopping and slicing.

The flat of the blade makes a great tool for smashing garlic cloves, or ginger too.

The Shun Classic Vegetable Cleaver feels solid, but Shun’s thinner blade makes it easy to handle so food preparation is a pleasure.

Please do NOT use the Vegetable Cleaver on joints, bones, or meat. The Meat Cleaver is made for that.

Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.


The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. 

The core layer of the knife is made from V-Gold-MAX-steel. This is an extremely hard (61±1 HRC, 1.0% carbon, 1.5% cobalt) and corrosion-resistant steel that gives the blade a sharpness that is second to none and an incredible edge retention.
The core is clad with Damascus stainless steel with 16 layers in each side (33 total), then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.
The convex cut of the blade together with the manual honing of each Shun knife delivers an unrivalled sharpness that allows the knife to cut through even the toughest material.
The edge on a Shun Classic knife is beveled at a 16° angle creating a very sharp edge.


The knife features a pakkawood (wood plastic composite material) handle D-shaped, which looks and feels like wood, but is dishwasher safe. The other unique feature of the handle is the design. The D-shaped handle actually has a ridge at the bottom, increasing control and grip. 


The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.

Handcrafted in Japan with a lifetime warranty.

Offered in a gift box.

Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Shun Classic
Blade length 18 cm
Blade thickness 2.5 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 33
Hardness 60-61 HRC
Finish blade Satin
Total angle 16°
Sharpening angle
Bevel Double 50/50 convex
Handle length 11.2 cm
Handle material Pakkawood
Dishwasher safe No
Handmade Partially
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime
Boxed Yes