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Nov 1, 2008 03:19 PM

Looking for name of Spanish fish cleaver or machete

as seen on recent On the Road Again with M Batali and G Paltrow and on blog In Praise of Sardines.
Any ideas?

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  1. That would be la hacha de cocina para filetear

    1. I brought one of these back from Spain. It is indeed a filetera and it is a big-@ssed knife!

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      1. re: BeaN

        The proprietor of the second knife shop in Salamanca I found these in asked if I wanted one for chopping or fileting. They come in two varieties, with the spine of the chopping variety about twice as thick, and much heavier feeling.

        1. re: rexmo

          Your description and the photos sound like my knife - the spine of the knife is very heavy. I bought it in Madrid but looked at some in Toledo as well. I can't say that we actually use it any more. I have little need for a cleaver and use the Shun if I want a chef's knife.