Please read our Terms below for details. This enormous antique slaughterhouse cleaver is as fine as any that was ever made proving once and for all that when American makers put their minds to it they made knives and other bladed items as well as anyone. It's a two-handed piece, made in Buffalo, New York by the L. White company, once one of America's master makers of knives, cleavers and other tools for the meat processing industry.
It dates to the late 1800's or early 1900's and will, if properly cared for, last another couple of hundred years to scare your family for generations to come! It measures just over 30" long with a blade that's 13.25" by 7-1/8" and a massive 1/4" thick at the hilt. Weight is an impressive 6lb. Most impressive about it is its condition, which is pristine, and I don't think this has ever been used, only stored.
Edge seems to be original and it's VERY rare, indeed, to find one like this with all of the hatchwork along its handle's length to still be so crisp and sharp to the touch, rather than having been smoothed out by years of usage. Its carbon steel blade was hafted with old-growth American beechwood handles of the finest quality over a full and fatted tang.
Like all carbon steel knives, it must be kept dry, even during use, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superb edge maintenance and performance offered by carbon steel, as any experienced chef or butcher over the age of 50 can confirm. 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 forged to do the job.
The entire piece has a beautiful patina as you can see in the photos. Truly, it is a remarkable piece and its condition is equally remarkable.
The entire piece is rock solid with nary a hairline on its handle. 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.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.
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It is YOUR responsibility to maintain an address that is reachable at all times. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "HUGE Antique WHITE Buffalo, NY Butcher Slaughterhouse Meat Cleaver/Beef Splitter" is in sale since Thursday, September 29, 2016. 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.