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The digital photos simply don't do justice to the solid quality and beauty of this piece. Measuring a whopping 20.75" long, this INCREDIBLY large and frightening butcher's meat cleaver (actually, more like a 2-handed axe) is stamped, "Wm BEATTY & SON, CAST STEEL, CHESTER, PA, " with the number "3. Without the logo of a grazing cow, this is one of Beatty's earliest pieces, which were forged for use primarily in the vast stockyards of nearby Philadelphia and other cities.Used to slaughter livestock with a single blow remember that scene from the movie Apocalypse Now? , or to joint the carcass of a rhinocerous. Though the blade has some discoloration, it's all quite beautiful and the piece is in overall excellent condition. Though a previous owner lightly etched his initials into the wooden handle, this rare cleaver is found here with a full blade and a handle entirely free of any cracks, looseness or other problems. Handle is made of solid, premium grade oak or hickory 2 in diameter and beautifully grooved for traction on your hands, with the rat-tail tang of the blade peened over at the end. Best of all, I think, is the grace and beauty with which it has been bolstered. It utilizes a VERY thick steel collar (the steel is 1/8 thick) which has kept the enormous head fixed tight and strong--I have no doubt you could use this item without fear of failure or breakage, despite its obvious age. It weighs in at a very impressive 61 ounces and the blade measures 10" along the edge, 6.25" wide near the tip. For the purpose of this sale it has been honed so razor sharp I believe you could shave a man's face with its edge. Truly, this cleaver is the stuff of nightmares--unless you happen to need a piece for dressing game or livestock, in which case it'd be a dream come true. Whether you are someone who slaughters their own livestock or butchers their own game, or just someone with an interest in bladed weapons and tools, you'll instantly appreciate the beauty and usefulness of this monster. 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.
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The item "BIG Antique Wm. BEATTY Slaughterhouse Butcher's Meat Cleaver Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019. 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.