The Great Cleaver is a large meat cleaver that is wielded by the Butcher in Silent Hill: Origins. The weapon is dragged around similarly to how Pyramid Head carries the Great Knife; however, the weapon is not as rusted and not as large. It lets off a loud screeching noise as it is dragged. The blade is usually covered with a degree of blood from a previous kill. The Butcher himself wields the blade proficiently and does not slow down when using it; in fact, he swings it with great speed. In a cutscene after Travis Grady kills the Butcher, Travis wields the Great Cleaver, and brings it down upon the Butcher once in a powerful strike, even after the Butcher was already lying on the floor, presumably dead. It is unknown why he did not take the Great Cleaver with him throughout the game.
After completing the game and obtaining the "bad" ending, the Great Cleaver will be unlocked in Travis' inventory to play with. It has decent range and power similar to the Moon Gauntlets; however, its charged stab move is best for keeping a distance between Travis and his foe. Though the Cleaver itself is large, Travis has no trouble wielding it and carries it as if it were a regular cleaver, although his stamina will be greatly depleted when he swings it. An enemy should go down after the first hit and die after 2 hits.
This weapon also appears in Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It is classified as a wildcard weapon and is capable of cleaving straight through most of the enemies' defenses.