In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. The digital photos simply don't do justice to the solid quality and beauty of this piece, which weighs in at a VERY impressive 53 ounces--well over FOUR POUNDS. Measuring 18.75" long with a blade that's 9" by 5-5/8", this INCREDIBLY large and frightening butcher's meat cleaver (actually, more like a 2-handed meat axe) was made in Esslingen, Germany, and is stamped on one side only, "No. Dick, Made in Germany with the logo of a flying arrow. The markings indicate that the piece was not made for export and dates probably to the years shortly after WWII.
Used to slaughter livestock with a single blow remember that scene from the movie Apocalypse Now? , and for splitting a carcass into halves and quarters (one could use it to joint the carcass of a rhinocerous) it's the stuff of nightmares, unless you actually needed to use one, in which case it's a dream come true--as fine a tool as has ever been made to do the job.
Dick cleavers are legendary in the meat processing industry (ask any older butcher or meatpacker) for the exceptionally fine quality of their blades and for the balance and comfort with which they are handled in use. The piece is in excellent condition though does appear to have been used a little. It was entirely hand-forged in carbon steel (tang is nearly 3/8 thick at top of handle), hafted onto premium grade, old-growth beechwood that's free of cracks, looseness or other problems, all beautifully grooved for traction on your hands. I have no doubt you could use this item without fear of failure or breakage, despite its obvious age.
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 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.
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The item "HUGE Antique F. DICK Butcher's Carbon Steel Carcass-Splitter 2-Hand Meat Cleaver" is in sale since Monday, January 09, 2017.
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.