Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Whether you're a collector of the finest vintage cutlery or simply someone who demands the very finest tools for breaking down game and/or livestock, this extremely rare and incredibly well-made Wusthof cleaver should have your heart racing.
It was made in the 1950's but remains a very nicely-preserved specimen. In one key way, too, it's BETTER than when it was new, having been professionally edged for this sale by the good people at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business. As such, it's FAR sharper than when it was new, guaranteed to THRILL. In well over fifty years of active collecting it's only the third one like it I've yet seen and one of the others is in my permanent collection. It's one of the largest pieces that Wusthof ever made, and one of the largest cleavers you'll find by any maker that was made to be used with only one hand, measuring 16-3/8" long overall with a blade that's 8.25" long by 5.25" wide and 1/4" thick at the top of handle, tapering towards the tip, tang and edge.It weighs in at an incredible 41 ounces. To be sure, this piece will be the final word in any argument and whatever one thing you set out to cleave in half will remain in two pieces. Whether you're a chef, butcher, hunter or rancher, you know how efficiently devastating such a piece is in the meat locker. And made by one of the world's finest names in professional cutlery, it stands head and shoulders above the rest. Blade was hand-forged from some of the finest German carbon cutlery steel, expertly ground and tapered to deliver the finest feel and balance in the hand.
Handle is beechwood of the very finest quality, tightly-grained and naturally slip-resistant. To me, though, the single most beautiful design element of this cleaver is the way it was so beautifully bolstered where blade meets handle--just seamlessly, perfecty, as you can see in the photos. Truly, it's a piece that is as beautiful to behold as it is effective to use.
Whatever your motives for wanting it you can be sure it is an heirloom quality piece in heirloom quality condition and something you'll rightly be proud to pass along to future generations. 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. All items come from a smoke-free home.
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