cutting utensil, nothing beats Chinese Chopper. Each part of knife is put to use and very versatile when it comes to cutting, chopping and slicing. Its sharp edges are used for cutting, while it's blunter top edge is used to pound & tenderize meat. An added bonus is that the flat end of the handle is pleasantly substitutes for a pestle. Just because it looks like a butcher doesn't mean you can use it to chop bones. The lighter cleavers of Chinese Chopper are only used for slicing and vegetables.