This beautifully preserved antique cleaver proves once and forever that the nicest things usually do come in smaller packages. One needs only to take a peek at its rich. Lustrous patina to recognize, however, that this cleaver is older than that, dating probably to the late-1800's or early 20th. Its materials and construction are very consistent with older cleavers I've seen in Italy over the years, most of which were made not in any factory but by the local village blacksmith, or sometimes even by the user himself. It's unusual by Italian standards, though, in the shape of its handle, which is one much more commonly found in France or Germany.
Best of all, perhaps, is that we've had it honed up RAZOR sharp for this sale and one could literally shave with it. We urge the utmost caution or a careless user may very well find himself in the E. It is a rare piece in terms of sheer beauty and utility.
Hand-forged from some very fine carbon steel, this incredible piece is as useful today as it was when it was first forged and has EVERYTHING going for it one could hope. It's hand-forged blade was made with thick carbon steel that's expertly ground with a taper toward the cutting edge. The handle of this piece is the true star, though, made of some kind of very dark and dense hardwood handle scales set between brass bolsters at both ends. Brass is also of the very highest quality, the likes of which is no longer available on the modern market. Amazingly, there are NO cracks or other problems of any kind, and that's nothing short of miraculous.Measures 10.75" long, 7.25" long across the edge, and 4.5 wide; it weighs in at 29.6 ounces, so there's virtually nothing in most modern kitchens that it cannot cleave. In every respect a truly great find for chef or collector alike and something you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom for generations to come. 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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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.