Described by the Tinkers' Construct mod itself, "The Cleaver is a heavy defensive weapon. It has powerful strikes, but is difficult to wield." The Cleaver, when held, will give infinite Mining Fatigue III until unequipped and has a much lower swing rate than other weapons. Many don't consider this a weapon of choice, many make this weapon then don't use it due to its debuffs. Players often make/use the more famous tinkers construct weapons such as the Rapier.
The Cleaver is an advanced weapon from the Tinkers' Construct mod and as such requires the Tool Forge in order to be crafted, rather than the Tool Station. It is composed of a large sword blade, large plate, and two tough tool rods. This recipie is actually quite expensive, due to the fact that the parts all together costs 22 ingots/units of an item (ex. 22 iron ingots.)
- The Cleaver has the most power per strike of any weapon in tinkers construct, not including the Bane of Pigs
- Cleavers are generally lag free for slower computers, the slow strike rate lowers the need for fast animation
- To some players, each Hexxit armor has its own sword from Tinkers Construct, The cleaver is the weapon for the Scale Armor