Blade is the real star here, though, hand-forged from some of the finest carbon cutlery steel ever made, stamped, NICHOLS BROS. 9, along with the company's logo of an arrow piercing a heart.
It's difficult to put a price on what this cleaver is worth to someone who will use it because there is nothing of comparable quality on the modern market with which to compare it, and to get comparable quality (materials, craftsmanship, design, condition) you'd have to contract with a custom knife maker and pay several hundred dollars. Measuring 9" long by 4.25" wide (cleaver is 15 overall length), humped at the tip to give greater OOMPH! Best of all, though, the blade was hand-forged, as evidenced by its tapered tang, which lends the piece a measure of quality that most American-born cleavers can only dream about.
Weighing in at an impressive 28 ounces, this cleaver has some true substance to it and will make quick work of any game, livestock or other meats that it may encounter. Whether you're someone who butchers their own livestock or game, a chef in need of some heft in his/her arsenal, or simply a collector looking for one of the finest cleavers ever produced in the USA, this is an excellent find.Don't let it get away. The item "HUGE ANTIQUE NICHOLS BROS CHEF BUTCHER #9 CARBON STEEL MEAT CLEAVER HOG SPLITTER" is in sale since Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "tosathriftboutique" and is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States.