BIG Antique Foster Bros. Chef/Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver RAZOR SHARP

BIG Antique Foster Bros. Chef/Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver RAZOR SHARP

BIG Antique Foster Bros. Chef/Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver RAZOR SHARP
Please read our Terms below for details. I haven't been able to determine exactly who made it but I've narrowed it down to two makers: it's either a piece by Foster Bros. Or by the I & J White Company of Buffalo, NY. Either way, this is a TOP quality piece.

But I've never seen one of those on a White cleaver. There is also the outline of White's football-shaped logo, so maybe it's the only one they ever made with a star. In one key way, too, it's better than a new one having received for this sale a RAZOR sharp edge that will revolutionize what you thought a great cleaver was all about--FAR sharper than when it first left the factory.

Most makers of this period (late 19th/early 20th Century) made cleavers of quality but White and Foster Brothers pieces always seem to stand head and shoulders above the rest. It has been used and sharpened but is still in excellent condition, as the photos show. I think handles were replacements but they are done expertly so--rock solid in every way and very beautiful, as photos plainly show, made of some kind of premium grade hardwood riveted onto a full and tapered tang, and capped at the bolster by a thick, cupola-shaped iron ferrule. Blade is the real star here, professionally edged to a level of sharpness that will astonish even the most jaded chef or butcher. It's difficult to put a price on what this cleaver is worth to someone who will use it because there is nothing of comparable quality on the modern market with which to compare it, and to get comparable quality (materials, craftsmanship, design, condition) you'd have to contract with a custom knife maker and pay several hundreds of dollars. Measuring 10" long by 4.5" wide (cleaver is 16 overall length), humped at the tip to give greater OOMPH! Best of all, though, the blade was hand-forged, as evidenced by its tapered tang, which lends the piece a measure of quality that most American-born cleavers can only dream about. This cleaver has some true substance to it and will make quick work of any game, livestock or other meats that it may encounter. Whether you're someone who butchers their own livestock or game, a chef in need of some heft in his/her arsenal, or simply a collector looking for one of the finest cleavers ever produced in the USA, this is an excellent find, offered here in ready-to-work condition. Don't let it get away. 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. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file.

Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight.

IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. 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. REGARDING FEEDBACK: We prefer that you leave us none at all and join us in boycotting this sham. What're they afraid of--the world actually knowing how their greed is manifest? Please don't misunderstand; we're all for making a buck but CENSORSHIP?

That has GOT to go! We'll be happy to tell you what we really think but dare not do so over the (easily monitored) intra-net the company runs. Other web-based companies often filter our attempts to contact you with a spam filter. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times.

We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh.

The item "BIG Antique Foster Bros. Chef/Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, March 30, 2016. 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.
BIG Antique Foster Bros. Chef/Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver RAZOR SHARP

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