The handle is disassemble and clean all dirt residue and rust then glued and sealed with two part gray epoxy resin. No hollow space between the tang and wood handle and so with metal that holds the wood (bolster) is filled with epoxy resin. The wood handle and rivets are still original and tightly fitted to the tang.
The edge of the blade is razor sharp "manually sharpen" no machine. I did these for keeps but eventually I need to part some of my keepings. It weigh about 2 pounds and 6.8 ounces. The edge (convex edge) of the blade is inlay high carbon steel (sandwiched HCS).Please look to the picture if the cleaver meet your needs and standard. The item "Antique FOSTER BROS Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife/Hog splitter 17 reinforced handl" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "remigioleal" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.