This Zwilling Four Star 6 inch cleaver is made to chop through bones and joints. The two most important considerations when selecting a cleaver are weight and balance. This German-made cleaver is a good, all purpose chopper. It's not too heavy to but it has the right amount of weight to help you get through chicken and smaller beef or pork bones and joints. This JA Henckels knife comes with a lifetime guarantee, a testament to its superb quality.