They're virtually not made at all these days because the up-curving blade requires extra hand-finishing and uses a much larger piece of expensive blade-stock, and that is truly a shame because it's one of the most handy configurations any chef or butcher might ever wield in the serious kitchen. It's shape makes it equally suitable for slicing and cutting meat as it is for your toughest cutting and boning and chopping. It's size is deceptive, and it is much more maneuverable and agile than you might think, despite the fact that it measures a whopping 15" long with a 10.25" by 2.75" blade, which is 1/8" thick; it weighs in at a respectable 16.8 ounces. It's beautifully balanced in the hand and makes it perfect even for finer mincing and dicing. It comes with a hand-forged carbon steel blade and handles made of rosewood, iron-pinned over the full-tang.
It's got a clear stamp which appears to read, "ZAVULA, " though I don't fully comprehend exactly who that might be; it sounds a LOT like SAYULA, which is the name of Mexico's knife-making capita. In one key way, it will serve its lucky winner better than when it was new: it has been given a superior professional edge for the purpose of this sale that is keen enough to delight even the most jaded veteran user. Still, we hope you will prefer to wield it in your kitchen for the betterment of your family and dinner guests.
A good guess of its age would be late early-mid 20th Century, but the utility, beauty and value of a piece like this are timeless. A superior-quality piece of professional chef's cutlery that is sure to become, for collector and user alike, an instant heirloom. 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.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "HEFTY Antique ZAVULA Mexican Chef's Carbon Steel Swiss Cleaver Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 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.