It is even more beautiful than the digital photos make it look, even though it looks pretty good already! Its large curved carbon steel blade was hand-forged with a tapered tang, hafted with beautifully grained rosewood handle scales that are as warm to eh hand as they are easy on the eyes. It's stamped VILLAGE BLACKSMITH, WATERTOWN, WIS. On its blade, as you can see, and that is very good news indeed because this maker produced some of the finest steel used in American cutlery during its time. It's also got the name of its original distributor on its handle, McCoy Refrgerator Co.
A servicer of larger industrial meat-processing facilities and small butcher shops alike. Though it has some considerable collector value, it would be a shame not to use it, if you're able. Carbon steel blades of this vintage can hold a razor's edge like no other and it can still do more than its share of butchering game or livestock.
I have one and use mine as a cleaver for meats and also for sugar cane, which my wife cooks with from time to time. Hunters LOVE these for use in jointing game in the field for ease of carry-out. Comes with 10" blade (16" overall length) that is 2-5/8 wide at its widest, and runs. 25 thick along most of its length; weighs in at a very impressive 23.9 ounces.
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The item "FINE Vintage VILLAGE BLACKSMITH Buffalo Skinner/ Lamb Splitter Butcher Knife" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 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.