Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Hand-forged in Solingen, Germany by J.
Henckels sometime in the early-mid 20th Century, this outstanding vintage meat cleaver is as effective in use as it is beautiful to look at, and as the photos show that's saying quite a bit. Condition is AMAZING and though it has been used it remains in superb condition with no problems of any kind. In one key way, too, it's BETTER than when it was new, having received for this sale a WICKEDLY sharp, professionally applied edge put on it by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, one of the best in the business. As such it's FAR sharper than it was when new and guaranteed to THRILL even the most jaded veteran user. It's one of the most handy and useful cleavers you'll ever see from this legendary German maker, made with a heavy duty 7.5" x 3" blade that's capable of dispatching just about anything your kitchen can throw at it.Handles are African ebony of the finest quality, as warm to the touch as they are pleasing to the eye. It's 12.5 overall and weighs in at 18 ounces, ready to serve a useful lifetime at work in your kitchen, butcher shop or meat locker, and whether you're using it to butcher game or livestock, or for all-purpose cooking, it's one of the most effective cleavers you'll ever use. It's very difficult to find knives of this vintage, though you'll certainly want to, since the handle is African ebony of the highest quality rather than plastic and the blade was hand-forged from crucible cast steel (as was the norm prior to 1987) rather than from recycled steel stock, as is the practice today. The difference is real-I've had several contemporary knives SNAP in mid-use, but I've NEVER had a vintage one do it, and as a serious collector of vintage kitchen knives, I use the vintage ones in my own kitchen FAR more often. A very slight amount of contaminant in recycled steel can be made quite evident under the stress of even normal usage. Its riveted ebony handle gives the knife a warmth and a feel you just can't duplicate with the plastic that dominates the market in contemporary knives. Also makes an excellent and surprising gift for the amateur or pro chef on your list.
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If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper..But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "BEAUTIFUL Vintage HENCKELS Chef's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, March 22, 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.