Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This superb antique cleaver comes to us from France, half top-quality antique cutlery and half French folk-art.One needs only to take a peek at its rich, lustrous patina to recgonize that it has been well used and well loved, made more beautiful by the passing of many years and the touch of many hands. Its somewhat generic blade outline stands in stark contrast to the beautifully crafted shape of its unique handle, which was expertly cast and machined from aircraft-quality aluminum in the shape of a boot or shoe. Blade enjoys a hidden, rat-tail tang that extends through the handle. It's unmarked by its maker but regardless of its manufacturing origin, there can be no disputing its sheer beauty and utility. It IS a factory-made piece, which I know because I've owned a handful just like it over the years, but I've never yet seen one with any maker's marking still visible. Hand-forged from some very fine carbon steel, this incredible piece is as useful today as it was when it was first forged. In terms of its design, materials, craftsmanship and performance, it has EVERYTHING going for it one could hope and more. In terms of condition, it's used but excellent--rock solid in every way and will stay that way if not abused.
For the purpose of this sale we've had it professionally sharpened to a RAZOR's edge by the good people at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, one of the best in the business As such, it will now thrill even the most jaded user but please exercise the utmost caution or a careless user may find himself in the E. Yes, it is THAT sharp! The genius of the piece is that it enjoys considerable heft in the hand, but overall the piece is comparatively manageable and can be used as a chef knife for finer work, even carving and slicing. It's hand-forged blade was made with carbon steel that's expertly ground with a taper toward the cutting edge, making it as suitable for slicing and cutting meat as it is for your toughest cutting and boning and chopping. Comes in a nice medium size for home or professional chef to use, measuring 10.25" long overall with a blade 5.75" long, 3-7/8" wide and just over 1/8" thick but despite this relatively modest footprint it weighs in at a hefty 19.2 ounces.In every respect a truly great find for chef, butcher and collector alike and an instant heirloom in even the most discriminating hands. Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for?
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The item "Antique French Chef/Butcher's Figural Shoe Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Knife SHARP" is in sale since Sunday, October 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.