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In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Without a doubt this is one of the single finest cleavers we've yet been able to offer by Henckels--and the largest. Hand-forged in Solingen, Germany by J.
Henckels in the early 20th Century, this outstanding vintage professional chef's meat cleaver comes in a refreshingly BIG and heavy-duty size, capable of dispatching just about anything today's chef or butcher will ever need to. With its very heavy-duty 9.25" by 3.75" carbon steel blade (it's 15-3/8 overall) and weighing in at over 43 ounces, it is as useful as it is beautiful, which is even more than photos make it appear. For the purpose of this sale we've had it professionally edged to a RAZOR's keen, guaranteed to thrill and delight even the most jaded user.
It's ready to serve a useful lifetime at work in your kitchen whether you're using it to butcher game or livestock or for all-purpose cooking. As fine as its blade is, its handle is really the star of this show, made with old-growth beechwood handle scales over a full and tapered tang, fast secured with some VERY old-fashioned pewter birdseye rivets--just beautiful. Well, not JUST beautiful, because it's also more ergonimcally correct than anything on the market today, providing a wonderfully firm grip in the hand. This handle gives the piece a warmth and a feel you just can't duplicate with the plastic that dominates the market in contemporary knives.Especially nice about it is the tapered tang, feathering thinner toward the pommel--rare for a butcher knife, MUCH more rare for a cleaver. It's very difficult to find knives of this vintage--especially in such good condition--though you'll certainly want to because its blade was hand-forged from crucible cast steel, forged from iron ore (as was the norm prior to 1987) rather than from recycled steel stock, as is the practice today. The difference is real-I've had several contemporary knives SNAP in mid-use, but I've NEVER had a vintage one do it, and as a serious collector of vintage kitchen knives, I use the vintage ones in my own kitchen FAR more often. A very slight amount of contaminant in recycled steel can be made quite evident under the stress of even normal usage. Also makes an excellent and surprising gift for the very special amateur or pro chef on your list who is deserving of such a rare and special piece of history. 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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The item "VERY RARE Antique Henckels BIG Carbon Steel Chef or Butcher's Meat Cleaver Knife" is in sale since Sunday, November 4, 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.