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The Cleaver is a Dead Rising weapon. It is a knife commonly used by chefs to slice ingredients.

Its durability can be increased by using the Criminal Biography book.


  • Primary: Tap the X button button to slash with the cleaver. Tap the X button button in succession to perform a two hit combo, by swinging the cleaver to the left, then to the right.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Right trigger trigger to go into aim mode and press the X button button to throw the cleaver. When thrown, it is possible that the cleaver will go through multiple zombies.