"This carbon steel cleaver can be used for cutting up large bones, pork chops, and cartilage. Good for commercial or street use."
―GTA Vice City Website
The Meat Cleaver (formerly known as butcher knife) is a blade-like tool usually used by butchers to cut slabs of meat into smaller pieces. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, it is used as a melee weapon. Like other melee weapons in the game, the meat cleaver can damage cars and people and can leave the victim bleeding, leaving a trail of blood drops on the ground.