It bears no maker's markings leading me to think there is a good possibility that it wasn't made in any factory at all but was, instead, made by some highly-skilled blacksmith or knife-maker. Who made, however, should be secondary in your mind to how well it was made and on that front it is unmatched, as the photos clearly confirm. Almost as unusual as its profound beauty is its comparatively modest size.
It weighs in at 9.2 ounces and measures 8.75" long overall with a 4-7/8" by 2.5" blade that's about " thick at the hilt, tapering in all directions from there. Cleavers like this were usually made for very specific uses, like for small poultry (quail or doves) or other specialty meats or fish. Today, of course, there is an equal chance its new owner would like to use it for chopping, dicing, mincing and slicing vegetables of every description, like a Chinese chef, and for that it will excel. Blade is hand-forged carbon steel of the finest quality with a full and tapered tang.
Handles are bone of the highest quality with a unique brass bolstering to reinforce the critical juncture where blade meats handle and also to keep food debris from collecting. Best of all we have had it expertly edged to a RAZOR's edge by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, one of the best in the business, and as such it is guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded user. An heirloom-quality piece in heirloom-quality condition that any user or collector would rightly prize as a centerpiece in most collections. 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?It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it. All items come from a smoke-free home. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "BEAUTIFUL Antique Chef's Smaller Meat Cleaver Knife withBone Handles RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Sunday, February 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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