I believe it to be pre-1898. I believe the handle to be original. There is a small chunk missing up by the blade. The brass rivets are tight. The blade shows all the use and wear of over 100 years of life and work.There are hammer marks on the spine, some pitting, rust, scratches, etc. There are some small nicks in the blade. Please study the photos and let me know if you want more pictures or have any questions or requests for more information.
The item "Antique Meat Cleaver Foster Bros. 8 1/8 No Hang Hole Marked Only Foster Bros" is in sale since Thursday, August 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery".
The seller is "rileysrun" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.