Story by Jerry Tsai

Pocket Food Prep Cleavers

A Pocket Cleaver Perfect For Campsite Meals

As with everything else in life, using the right tools, like pocket food prep cleavers when preparing food, can make quite the difference. Preparing food while camping is a fun activity and can be especially rewarding when one shares the completed meal with their campmates. Foodies and adventurers alike are enjoying the latest food prep cleavers that are being produced with camp-side cooking in mind. Let’s take a look at compact cooking food prep cleaver-style knives that are perfect to use when preparing your next meal.

CRKT/Minimalist Cleaver

CRKT Cleaver with blue handle

Overall Length: 5.06”
Blade Length: 2.13″
Blade Material: 5Cr15MoV
Handle Material: Polished Resin Infused Fiber
Weight: 1.7 oz.

MSRP: $40

Zero Tolerance Knives/0230

Pocket cleaver with black handle by Zero Tolerance Knives.

Closed Length: 3.7”
Open Length: 6.2”
Blade Length: 2.6″
Blade Material: CPM 20CV
Handle Material: Carbon fiber
Weight: 1.8 oz.

MSRP: $180

Kershaw/Static Knife – Pocket Cleaver

Pocket cleaver with black handle from Kershaw

Closed Length: 3.9”
Open Length: 6.75”
Blade Length: 2.9″
Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
Handle Material: Stainless steel
Weight: 4 oz.

MSRP: $60

Spyderco/ROC G-10 – Pocket Food Prep Cleaver

Pocket cleaver with curved black handle from Spyderco.

Closed Length: 4.69”
Open Length: 7.76”
Blade Length: 3.07″
Blade Material: VG-10
Handle Material: G-10
Weight: 4.2 oz.

MSRP: $275

Boker/Outdoor Cuisine III Knife – Pocket Food Prep Cleaver

Pocket cleaver with brown handle made by Boker.

Closed Length: 5.5”
Open Length: 10.24”
Blade Length: 4.72″
Blade Material: 440A
Handle Material: Tulip Wood
Weight: 5.82 oz.

MSRP: $27

Gerber/Flatiron Micarta – Pocket Cleaver

Black blade with tan handle pocket cleaver made by Gerber.

Closed Length: 4.8”
Open Length: 8.4”
Blade Material: D2
Handle Material: Micarta
Weight: 3.9 oz.

MSRP: $57


A pocket food prep cleaver may be the next addition to your camp gear or camp kitchen kit.

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