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For the Dead Rising 2 weapon, see Meat Cleaver (Dead Rising 2).

The Meat Cleaver is a weapon in Dead Rising. The meat cleaver is a unique psychopath weapon, only found in the Meat Processing Area after defeating Larry Chiang, the final psychopath battle in 72 Hour Mode during Case 8-4: The Butcher.[1][2]

The meat cleaver is just as good as the Small Chainsaw and Machete, but its major drawback is it has a very short lifespan even with the Criminal Biography book.[2]


  • This is one of the weapons which the Official guide misnames, calling it the "Chinese Cleaver". The other misnamed wepaon is the Machete which the guide calls a "Combat Knife". (See Official guide list of weapons)[3]
  • The meat cleaver always has blood on it, even if Frank hasn't killed anyone with it yet.[1]



  1. a b Meat Cleaver, Dead Rising Wikia.
  2. a b Dead Rising Featured Guide, Cheat Happens.
  3. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 114

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