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This beautifully patinated piece of antique cutlery is of a style that was once found in every French kitchen or butcher shop, known there as a "feuille, " which means sheet or leaf, or here in the English-speaking world, as a Swiss Cleaver. When the French go to giving their knives special names ("cuisine massif/cuisine massive, " "trenchelard" and "tournier" are others), you can be sure it is because they are treasured, and that should surprise no one who has ever used such a knife as this.With its up-curving clipped-point blade, this magnificent professional chef's cleaver/knife was hand-forged in France with a carbon steel blade that's stamped with one of the most legendary names in the history of French cutlery, that of Reynewaeter-Chambas with the company's caravelle logo and the initials, RC. This knife comes from the company's origins in the late 19th century and is a model of craftsmanship and quality. Despite its considerable age this dog can still HUNT and if you're someone who cuts meat or cooks for a living you'll be wanting to ad this to your knife kit. Its has been used and it has some VERY minor wear, as you can see in the photos, but condition is still very good and it will be a long time before we'll be able to offer better. Knives like this are not made at all these days because the style of its construction is quite labor-intensive and requires considerable craftsmanship and extra hand-finishing (and honing--it's sharpened all the way around to the point at top of blade to permit chopping, slicing AND scraping in a push motion) and uses a much larger piece of expensive blade-stock. It's shape makes it as adept at slicing and cutting meat as it is for your toughest cutting and chopping.
It's size is deceptive, and it is much more maneuverable and agile than you might think; despite the fact that it measures 15-1/8" long with a blade that's 8.75" long and 3.75 wide it is very well balanced and maneuverable. It weighs in at 19.8 ounces, so there's no doubting it's got some considerable substance. Though its obvious uses call to mind whacking chops, steaks or poultry parts from a larger piece of meat, it's beautifully balanced and excels at slicing and the finer mincing and dicing, leaving even some very pricey oriental cleavers in the dust, in terms of performance.
For most western users, it will be a first; it's much more like a chef's knife than what we in America think of as a cleaver, which tends to be thick and clunky, like an ax. As you can see in the photos, its original turned and grooved bat-style handle has a "skullcrusher"-style pommel, which is solid carbon steel, and the entire piece is rock solid. There should be no doubt that this piece will serve faithfully for another few generations, if called into service to do so. You'll find that this piece is fully capable of attaining heirloom status in the home of any collector or user who is lucky enough to acquire it. Do NOT let it get away!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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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "OLD Reynewaeter-Chambas France Chef's Carbon Steel Swiss Cleaver Butcher Knife" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018.
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.