In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is a VERY fine piece and a MUST HAVE for the serious chef or collector alike.
If you hunt, raise livestock or just prefer to butcher your own meats, you'll find NONE finer in this highly desirable larger size. This outstanding vintage meat cleaver was made in Buffalo, NY by the L. White company and also bears the markings of its original wholesaler/distributor, August Mignola of San Jose, California.
This maker produced some of the very finest professional grade cutlery ever seen in this country and their fine cleavers are highly prized among collectors with very good reason: the quality is unmatched. Weighing in at 23.8 ounces it's heavy-duty enough to dispatch just about anything the modern chef may demand from it, including jointing out a brontosaurus if needed to do so in a pinch. It not only looks beautiful but feels beautifully balanced in the hand, which will be, for most users, a most pleasant surprise. Like all carbon steel cutlery, it will rust if not properly kept dry, but takes a RAZOR edge like no other, and outperforms stainless steel in almost every way (it is RAZOR sharp now, having been professionally edged for the purpose of this sale). You must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it.
Condition is superb--this piece is rock solid and will stay that way for generations. As you can see it has developed a wonderful patina over its blade and over its gracefully shaped cherrywood handles, iron-pinned over a full and tapered tang with a dome bolster to reinforce the critical juncture between handle and blade as well as to keep the handle free of food debris. Without a doubt, it will provide its lucky new user with heirloom quality for use, for display and for posterity.
Measures 16-1/8" long with 9" by 4-5/8 blade, but in terms of beauty and utility, comes up HUGE by any measure! Don't pass up an opportunity to truly elevate the quality of cutlery in YOUR kitchen, amateur or professional. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter.Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods. It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice). 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.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! WHITE Buffalo, NY Chef/Butcher's Meat Cleaver Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, August 2, 2018. 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.