Cleavers are important tools in any chef's kitchen. This knife is able to cut through bone cleanly and without splintering the bone. When laid flat, the meat cleaver can be used as a substitute for a mallet to flatten slices of meat such as veal used for a tender scaloppini. The Henckels Four Star - 6" Meat Cleaver is made with Sigmaforge one piece polypropylene handle, and the blade is made with the Friodur Ice Hardening process. This makes the cleaver durable, comfortable, and with the high carbon, no-stain steel blade, effortless cuts every time.