Edit: This video is getting more views and comments than I expected. So let me answer a few of your questions up front.
1. I am not selling these knives. “Official” Almazan Kitchen knives are available from Almazan Kitchen through their website.
2. I am not a professional chef or a bladesmith. I just like to tinker with stuff in the workshop. I tend to alter and modify all of my knives and tools. I learn a great deal, but I also I destroy a lot of stuff this way.
3. This is a “just for fun” experiment and not a serious knife. It is made out of a Winco KC-301 cleaver, which is about the cheapest, softest, most useless piece-of-shit you can get. The base cleaver cost me about $6.00 USD.
4. It is likely that the steel of this cleaver was not hardened at all. It does indeed cut like butter on the bandsaw. The cleaver does not hold a sharp edge for very long. A well-hardened carbon steel cleaver would have been a better choice.
5. Cutting the tip off of a cleaver does not magically transform it into a fantastic chef knife. It still cuts like a cleaver. After a few weeks of use, I did go back to the belt grinder and thin the blade out considerably. The performance was much better once the cleaver-edge was thinned back to a more knife-like edge.
6. I no longer have this knife in my possession. I gave it away to a friend who will *hopefully* get more use out of it than I did.