Let me first say, I really hate to part with this one. I had plans on restoring but I never got around to it and its been sitting. This is the only foster brothers # 242 meat cleaver/hog splitter that I have ever seen.Foster brothers had over 500 models of meat cleavers and butcher knives, all of the highest quality, and this one is no exception. It is missing one side of the handle, but that is an easy fix. This cleaver is high carbon steel. It probably hasn't been sharpened in years, but parts of the blade still extremely sharp. This cleaver is a true gem in all its rarity. As usual, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Also don't be afraid to send an offer, just make sure its a fair one. The item "Huge Foster Bros #242 Meat Cleaver/Hog Splitter. Just Send Offer" is in sale since Wednesday, May 02, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "stevenfreemanjr" and is located in Carbondale, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.