This outstanding vintage meat cleaver was made in Buffalo, NY by the L. White company, but bears the markings of its original wholesaler/distributor, the National Restaurant & Butcher Supply Company of Memphis, TN. 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. This cleaver is especially large for one meant to be used with one hand, weighing in at 40.1 ounces--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. Without a doubt, it will provide its lucky new user with heirloom quality for use, for display and for posterity. Measures 15-5/8" long with 8" by 5.75 blade, but in terms of beauty and utility, comes up HUGE by any measure!
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