Kitchen knife that can cut anything.
Cleaver (ほうちょう, Hōchō?, lit. Kitchen Knife), also known as Kitchen Knife, Chef's Knife, Carving Knife, Knife, Spoon, and Hocho, is a recurring throwing weapon and dagger in the series. It is usually the most powerful throwing weapon in the games it appears in, while being a high-powered dagger or knife in other games.
Kitchen Knife is the most powerful throwing weapon, inflicting an instant 9,999 damage to any target regardless of defense (but can still miss against certain enemies). It can only be obtained from Sheila in Fabul after hitting Yang with the Frying Pan before going to the Red Moon. It has an attack of 255 and accuracy of 99.
In the 3D versions, Knife has an attack power of 999 with an accuracy of 999 making it the most powerful weapon. If Golbez is hacked into the party, he'll be able to equip it.
Chef's Knife is an item that can be dropped or stolen from any leveled Tonberry, by Card Modding a Tonberry card, or by Card Modding a Tonberry King card. Chef's Knife can be refined into either 20 AP Ammo or 30 Death spells.
The Hocho (包丁, Houchou?, lit. Chef's Knife), a very valuable and sought-after Katana equippable only by Ninjas of level 57 or higher, is rarely dropped by the tonberry ninja Notorious Monster Sozu Sarberry. Besides its weapon damage of 30 with a delay of 227, it offers one very unique bonus: +3 to cooking skill. Since no other job can wield anything comparable, in Vana'diel ninjas make the best chefs.
The Orobon NM Nuhn may drop another ninja-only katana, the Oninohocho (鬼の庖丁, oni no houchou?, lit. ogre's chef's knife). It requires level 73, has damage 30, delay 227, and offers +4 Evasion and +2 Enmity.
Finally, the Thinker NM Ruminator in Abyssea drops the strongest chef's knife of them all, the Hochomasamune (庖丁正宗, houchou masamune?, lit. Masamune-made chef's knife). It too is a ninja-only katana, requiring level 80 to wield and possessing damage 45, delay 222, and giving bonuses of +10 to DEX and 10% Fast Cast.
Though it may look like a regular kitchen knife, it is far from it. This single-edged knife is said to have belonged to the masked namahage monster from a festival event of an island nation that vanished centuries ago.
Cleaver returns as a level 100 thrown weapon that provides -40 Bravery, +69 Attack, -1 Defense, and EX Force Absorption +10%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 202,640 gil, Fuma Shuriken, Wing Edge, and an Omega Skeleton.