"This carbon steel cleaver can be used for cutting up large bones, pork chops and cartilage. Good for commercial or street use." -Vice City Bureau of Investigation description.
The Meat Cleaver 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 knives in the game, the meat cleaver it can damage cars and people and can leave the victim bleeding, leaving a trail of blood drops on the ground.