I am not sure what to think of cleaver style blades. I understand their role in breaking down whole carcasses, their heft and edge profile make them ideal for copping through joints, and not minding the occasional strike against a bone. However, cleaver style blades are showing up not just on large knives like the ESEE Expat, but in all sorts of EDC-oriented blades as well. My wife appropriated my Todd Hunt Leavit Cleaver before I had the chance to ever carry it.
It seems like some semblance of a point would be handy in an EDC blade. I personally favor a Wharncliffe for EDC, and have never carried a cleaver. Maybe I am missing something. BladeHQ attempts to explain the cleaver trend trend in the video below.
What say you? Do you cleaver?