Tatsu Dragon Cleaver (Yang)
Hand forged using ancient forging techniques
- Very tough multipurpose blade
- 5Cr15MOV steel, 59-61 HRC
Optimised edge retention
- Very good heat treatment, which provides an extremely fine sharpness
- Comes with a handcrafted leather sheath
With the right care this knife will last you a lifetime!
A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.Thomas Keller
This knife is the definition of a beast! Whether small bones, large bones, wood, meat or vegetables, this knife can cut just about anything. ANYTHING. Due to the high weight of the blade, the razor-sharp edge penetrates through anything with only light pressure.
Both the blade and the handle were handcrafted by experienced blacksmith artisans.
The handle is made of fine ebony wood, decorated on the front and back with noble brass dragon facings. This handle is not only beautiful to look at, but also ensures that the knife is perfectly balanced. This allows you to work effortlessly for many hours despite the high weight.
Our Comment: Not only a unique and beautiful knife with its own story, but the best conversation starter in the kitchen or BBQ you can imagine. This is a knife that will make a man's heart melt. Unreserved purchase recommendation!
How it's made
The 5Cr15MOV steel is heated to about 1200°C and then shaped with hammer blows. Once the basic shape is in place, the steel is heated again for hardening and cooled down in oil. Then it is heated in the furnace for 1-2h at 120-180°C to temper it. In the last step, the handle is applied and the knife is sharpened by hand. And there you go, a handmade piece of art!
Story behind this knife
The ancient Chinese Taoist philosophy explains the world in terms of two forces: Yin (shadowy) and Yang (bright). Everything in the universe results from the interaction of Yin and Yang.
The dragon and the tiger have long been symbols of these two forces. The dragon, a mythical animal believed to rule over the heavens, represents Yang. The tiger, considered the most powerful of all wild animals in ancient China, represents Yin.
The strongest creatures in history are represented in our Dynasty collection. Among them are the tiger and the dragon. You can find the tiger here. Both knives are impressively hand-forged and designed to complement each other perfectly in the kitchen.
Total Length: 13.2 in (33.5 cm)
Blade Length: 8.2 in (21.0 cm)
Handle Length: 4.5 in (12.5 cm)
Blade Width: 4.3 in (11.0 cm) (The widest point)
Blade Thickness: 0.16 in (0.4 cm)
Net Weight: 1.58 lb (720 g)
For optimal, long lasting sharpness we recommend you storing your knives using a knife block and sharpening your knives regularly using a whetstone or sharpening steel. The equipment can be found in our shop under Knife Sharpening Tools and Accessories. A detailed sharpening Instruction can be found here.
The average shipping times are as follows:
United States: 5-15 business days
- Canada: 5-15 business days
Australia: 5-15 business days
- Europe: 5-15 business days
We only accept orders from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
Please allow 1-4 business days to process and pack your order. Exceptions apply in the holiday season.
Import duties, and any other additional import charges and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are ultimately the buyer's responsibility.
Shipping to remote areas (e.g. Alaska and Hawaii) can take 4-8 weeks.
Items in bundles can be shipped separately due to different shipping methods or weight. Accessories and knives are always shipped separately.
Detailed information on delivery times can be found here.
You can choose between a refund or a credit note on returned items.
- 30 days return from the day you receive your items.
- Item(s) must be returned in their original condition and packaging.
- Return shipping methods and associated costs are the responsibility of the customer.
- Orders can be canceled within 12 hours after placing the order.
Detailed returns policy here.