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Old 10-01-2018, 03:24 AM   #1
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My new chopper setup

Iíve been in Thailand for the past 3 months and saw some heavy cleavers down at the weekend market, decided to buy one and a chopping block. Itís a super heavy cleaver with a thick 3/16Ē spine that should easily chop through bone, chopping block is also very heavy and made out of very dense tamarind wood, $6 for the cleaver and $3 for the block. I have a cleaver back at home but itís wimpy compared to this heavy beast, I will relegate the cleaver at home to a slicing cleaver and let this thing do my chopping.

When I got back to the house I googled the brand name aranyik and found that they are hand hammer forged in a small village just north of me, although crude looking they say the quality is very good andv I see the cleavers selling online for $35 and the blocks for $45, gonna go back this weekend to grab a few more pieces before coming home next week.





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Old 10-01-2018, 09:28 AM   #2
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Wow, nice. Looks like you're having a great trip.

Do you know what those curvy knives in the middle row are used for?
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:40 PM   #3
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I think they’re used for harvesting rice and cutting grass
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:54 PM   #4
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I’ve been in Thailand for the past 3 months and saw some heavy cleavers down at the weekend market, decided to buy one and a chopping block. It’s a super heavy cleaver with a thick 3/16” spine that should easily chop through bone, chopping block is also very heavy and made out of very dense tamarind wood, $6 for the cleaver and $3 for the block. I have a cleaver back at home but it’s wimpy compared to this heavy beast, I will relegate the cleaver at home to a slicing cleaver and let this thing do my chopping.

When I got back to the house I googled the brand name aranyik and found that they are hand hammer forged in a small village just north of me, although crude looking they say the quality is very good andv I see the cleavers selling online for $35 and the blocks for $45, gonna go back this weekend to grab a few more pieces before coming home next week.




Will you get them through customs when you go back home? We don't want to have to be sending you home-made lemon drizzle cakes and ginger biscuits while you're in "clink"
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:16 PM   #5
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Choppers, dentures. You're probably a little young for new choppers. So am I and I'm twice your age.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:48 PM   #6
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I can use a setup like that for dicing meat on Taco Tuesdays!
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