Dragan's Cleaver Knife
Dragan's Cleaver Knife
Unlock Level 25
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Axe • Sharp
Damage 30 42.5 55 67.5 80
Knockdown 30 42.5 55 67.5 80
Charge Time 0s 0.5s 1s 1.5s 2s
Range 1.95 meters
Concealment 28
Internal name meat_cleaver
The cleaver is a kind of knife primarily used for cutting through meat and bone, but rather than using precise cuts the cleaver delivers powerful hammer-like blows that rend even the most durable flesh. Cleavers have a long history of butchering human beings as well as livestock, as the Chinese Triad consider the Cleaver something of a trademark weapon. Easily concealable, inexpensive, and a marked effect on both the target’s psyche and body. In short, you can go Full-Cow-Sacrifice-in-Apocalypse-Now-mode.

Dragan's Cleaver Knife is a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2, added with the release of the Dragan Character Pack DLC. It becomes available to DLC owners at reputation 25.


The Dragan's Cleaver Knife is a large butcher's cleaver and shares many similarities with the regular Cleaver Knife, namely its identical uncharged damage and overall Concealment reading. Apart from that it deals less damage and knockdown per charged attack but readies a full charge faster and reaches further.


  • It is recommended that players prepare a charge before attacking enemies.
  • If a player wishes for more damage, it is recommended that they get Berserker, Pumping Iron and Bloodthirst Aced from the Brawler skill tree.
  • If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.


  • This is the second cleaver knife-type melee weapon added to PAYDAY 2, the first being the Cleaver Knife.
  • Seeing as it is the tool of a butcher, it is fair to assume that Dragan received this weapon from The Butcher herself as part of his gear when she sent him to the U.S.


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