Summary: I always have a “what the heck??” moment when I see an S stamped cleaver and can think of about five different things I could use it for. Anyway, I’ve seen my share of Jim Behring cleavers over the years. That said, he’s only made a few of the 4” cleavers with the AEB-L stainless steel. They’re way cool, way functional... and very easy to carry.

From Jim: “the AEB-L stainless steel knives are all the first ever in 22 years and made in limited numbers. Old school German straight razor steel I will use on my Chefs Knives. They are a pain in the ass to make and the heat treat alone take a few days along with the dry ice alcohol 24 hour quench. The AEBL knives are all around .090 to .100 thick. They are amazing cutters and do not rust or stain ever.”

The blade is right at 4” front to guard, overall length is 9-1/8”. Deep cut, knobby blood stag, finished with a nickel silver butt plate. Gorgeous. Mint condition.

The custom slip sheath with front side shark panel was made right there at the shop. All stitched, no rivets. The cleaver / slip sheath fit is perfect and the sheath is in mint condition.

6 photos for review – I’ll pack it carefully in the carry case shown. This is a really neat, custom piece.. I have two of these and both have awesome stag and slightly different sheaths. (I prefer this one as it’s perfect for back pocket carry) As an investment for your collection.. you can’t lose. If you’re buying it to use... you can’t lose. Get the picture? You can’t lose!! Chop chop!! Thanks and good luck.