"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 "the butcher knife") is a large knife used primarily by butchers to cut slabs of meat into thinner slices. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, it can be used as a melee weapon. Like other melee weapons in the game, the meat cleaver can damage cars and people, leaving the victim bleeding, with a trail of blood dropping on the ground.