Best Budget Knives: Mini ADV Butcher Clone - Small Folding Cleaver!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mini ADV Butcher Clone - Small Folding Cleaver!

Another new cleaver-style blade has emerged, and this time it's a Mini ADV Butcher style blade.
It has 6.9' (17.5 cm) overall length, 2.8' (7.2 cm) blade length and 4.4 oz (125g) of weight and comes in 2 colors - grey and blue anodized.
It is a small flipper knife and it runs on bearings in the pivot.
Pretty cool little knife, that isn't stabby, so it probably won't scare other people as much as a regular blade.
I have doubts to believe this is really S35VN blade, but at this price 9Cr18MoV is more than fine.
BTW - the knife has a framelock with steel insert, but it is photo-shopped, in order to comply with AliExpress knife laws, that prohibit to sell a locking blade folder (or to show the lock in this matter).
Knife can be found here: Mini ADV Butcher clone
Genuine ADV knives can be found here: Andre de Villiers knives
More Cleaver style blades here: Cleaver knives


  1. Just bought one after seeing your blog and I can confirm that it's an amazing little knife. Quality is easily as good as knives 4 times the price.

    1. Thanks, that is nice to hear!
      I'm still waiting for mine though..