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This is a review of the "Carnivore" box.
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Inside the Bespoke Post "Carnivore" Box
MESSERMEISTER Meat Cleaver - Estimated Price $75
To be honest, I've never used a clever. So I jumped at the opportunity to add one to my collection (which includes several from Bespoke Post). Something about it just makes me want to slam it down as hard as possible, which isn't proper or precise, but sure seems fun. The knife measures a total of 13 inches long, and is heavy. The blade itself is 7 by 3-1/2 inches. This cleaver is crafted from laser-cut, hardened and tempered, high-carbon stainless steel. The thick blade is fixed to a wood handle using a full-tang construction, secured with brass rivets. Its dense weight excels at cutting through poultry bone and thick vegetables, but the wide blade is super useful for crushing garlic, too. I don't usually have a need to cut through bone, but I do crush a lot of garlic. I'm excited to use the newest addition to my kitchen.
Note: As for the price, it's hard to say exactly, because none of the names or numbers match up. Maybe this is an old model. I found a used one on eBay that is very close, but still not exact. The seller is asking $45. Then I saw one on Etsy for $150. So I don't know what to think. Even the photo on Bespoke Post is slightly different. I can't help but guess this is the Pro Series 7 inch Clever, which retails at $75. So I'm going with that. All of the other cleavers are around $200.
Great American Spice Co. American BBQ Rub - Estimated Price $4.36
Thrown in with the cleaver is some BBQ rib rub from Great American Spice Co. The ingredients include Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Paprika, Dried Chiles, Garlic, Spices, Onion. The site says "this seasoning gives hints of smoke, a dash of sweet, and a touch of heat." I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but if I was going to buy seasoning from the Great American Spice Co., this would be my choice. I'm excited to try it out.
Note: This company apparently does not sell 3 oz. pouches like this. The littlest one is 5.5 oz., which sells for $8. So 3 oz. is $4.36. The label on this pouch mentions Bespoke Post, so maybe it was may just for them.
My Bespoke Post kitchen knife collection continues to grow and become more dynamic. I don't know if I'll ever be able to pass up an opportunity to get a new knife. I was not disappointed with this nice looking, heavy cleaver. I like the wooden handle with brass rivets and simple look of the blade. I don't know how much I'll be reaching for it, but I like knowing that I have it. Having the right tool for the job is always a good feeling. The BBQ rub was a nice throw-in. Overall, a great offering from Bespoke Post.
Let's Talk About Value
I'm not entirely certain about the price of this cleaver. There is no exact match that I can find. However, the closest one is $75, so let's go with that. With the spice rub, this box is around $80, which is a $26 value over the cost of the subscription ($54 including shipping). That is a nice value and one of the better ones recently. With the money I saved, I may buy some meat to cut up.
To Wrap Up
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the "Carnivore" is available at the time of this post. If you ever do miss out on something though, be sure to check back, because boxes usually return or there are similar items.
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