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In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. This is a superb piece is absolutely gorgeous condition and a MUST HAVE for the serious chef or collector alike. It was made in Sheffield, England by the John Wilson company, best known in the USA as makers of knives and other tools used for trade with Native Americans.It is stamped with Wilson's diamond and barleycorn logo (also, at this time the letter J was printed as an I). If you're collecting Wilson cutlery, though, you already know that. All of that is secondary, though, because what's really important is that this cleaver, despite being WELL over a hundred years old, remains one of the finest you'll find in this style, with everything to offer one could hope. 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 not only for their rarity but also because the quality is unmatched. Though this cleaver isn't especially large, it is heavy-duty enough to dispatch just about anything the modern chef or butcher may demand from it. 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.
As with all carbon steel knives you must wipe it down after each use to prevent rusting but its beauty and superior performance are worth it. Condition is superb with a wonderful patina over its gracefully wrought cherrywood handles, which have little indentations for your fingers to enjoy a better grip upon it. They're affixed to the hand-forged blade over its tapered tang using three overly large birdseye-style rivets which are iron inside of brass. It's guaranteed to provide its lucky new user with heirloom quality for use, for display and for posterity. Measures 14" long with 7.5" by 3.75 blade and weighs in at an impressive ounces, but in terms of beauty and utility, comes up HUGE by any measure!
A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher. Wash the knife by hand and wipe clean immediately thereafter. Wipe the knife clean when using it on wet or acidic foods.It WILL rust if not maintained properly. I apply a very thin coat of non-toxic mineral oil to blade and wooden handles periodically, to seal them from ambient moisture in the atmosphere (olive or corn oil will suffice). 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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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. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Antique WILSON Sheffield Chef or Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Knife" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 2020. 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.