I came across this huge clever while moving my 94 year old mother out of my childhood home a few years back. About the only provenance she could give me on this beauty is hearsay at best. Mom said that as she remembered it, it looks exactly the. Same now as it did hanging in the barn when she was a.
Little girl back in the 1930's. Mom said she thought It was. Brought over from Sweden when her grandparents had. Immigrated to the United States in the 1860's. It has no manufactures name or markings of any kind.The blade is 12" long and just under 71/2" high at the end. And just over 41/2 high at the handle.
I have no idea when it was last sharpened but it's very sharp. The handle is 18 long and the tang runs its entire length. This antique slaughterhouse meat cleaver also known as a "Hog Splitter or Bone Axe" measures in at a whooping.30 inches of total length and weights in at 6 lbs 12 oz. With the exception of a small chip on the blade the overall condition is very nice considering its extreme age.
The handle has a great patina with no chips and just a couple small surface. This work of cutlery art is prime for a complete restoration.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks for looking and Good Luck! The item "Antique / Vintage Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife. 30 Overall length" is in sale since Friday, March 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery".The seller is "steve55122" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.