ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE

ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE

ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE
Just use the " Best Offe r " option and make a " R easonably F air Offer " and you just might be surprised at some of the offers I have accepted. Insulting offers will not be acknowledged. Remember If you don't try you'll never know what you could have had. ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE.

Here is an 1890's to 1900's extremely large antique slaughterhouse butcher's meat cleaver. I have seen many antique meat cleavers during my travels, but this one is really long. I had acquired this way back in 1978 when they demolished the old " Detroit Packing Company ", which was my very first demolition site. I recall the huge basement and all the outer buildings along the railroad tracks were packed full of so much stuff from the very early days of operation. I had gone through and acquired many items from this building and this huge meat cleaver was one of those items.

During the demolition of the building several of the " Old Timers " who use to work there shared stories with me about their experiences when it was in operation. All I know is what I was told which was - - This cleaver is so large because it was used for splitting open hogs & cows which was the beginning process for dismembering the animal into smaller sections. The posted price is based on what I have seen other meat cleavers sell for that were all over 20 inches in length. ITEM CONDITION : Considering the age it is in " Exceptional Antique Used Condition ".

The blade runs all the way through into the double sided wood handle, it appears to be hand forged. The blade is in very, very good condition with " No " chips, breaks, cracks, but does have several small nicks on the very edge, etc. The one side of the blade has a dark spot on the metal at the top which looks like chipping or flaked broken metal, but it's " Not ", it's some sort of stain from a liquid and has darkened the metal, but can be cleaned and removed.

I have never cleaned it, it is just as I found it hanging on the wall of the tool room in the basement, I just hosed off the dust and dirt when I got it and it has been sitting in my storage ever since. The blade is still pretty sharp and has no flaking metal or deep rusted pitting. Over all the blade has a nice aged patina with light surface rust. The wood handles do have a very nice primitive appearance of natural ware of nicks and cut marks and are held to the blade with 4 steel rivets, which is still very secure. The measurements are as follows - - The over all length is 31 1/2 inches, the blade is 14 1/2 inches in length, and the height of the blade varies due to the shape at 4 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches, and the middle section thickness of the blade is mostly 1/4 inch thick and thinner as it goes down to the wood handle.

The only marking on this piece is {10 over 17} stamped on the blade as seen in the pictures. - - The pictures do not display this piece properly because my camera can't take full close up shots due to the lens size. If you're a collector of this type of item the over all condition very solid and is a very nice early tool well worth displaying. REGARDING PICTURES : When viewing the posted pictures they may seem a little grainy or fuzzy & over or under exposed.

I Only Sell within the lower 48 United States. {Must Be Registered In The United States}... Thank you for cooperation and understanding.

Worth mentioning {Please view all of the pictures carefully and thoroughly because the pictures are 90% of the condition description}. I try to give the best accurate written description as possible after viewing each item I list. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS : I do welcome any questions or comments regarding my listings & I do respond to all " Politely " structured questions. However please keep in mind that I " Do Not " keep my computer on all day as many people do. Questions are usually responded too within 1 to 24 hours, so Please Have Patience.

Thank you for your understanding and for viewing my listing. I believe this to be very fair for the both of us.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST. The item "ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "daveindetroit" and is located in Detroit, Michigan.

This item can be shipped to United States.


ANTIQUE 1890's SLAUGHTERHOUSE BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER PRIMITIVE HOG SPLITTER LARGE


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