This listing is for a really nice and solid old butchers or farmers meat cleaver or hog splitter. This is a LARGE two handed cleaver and heavy! It measures approximately 31 inches long. The blade is approximately 13 inches long and 7 1/8 inches wide.The handle is very solid, no wiggle. There is a wedge driven into the handle that is either part of the original design or someone drove into the handle many years ago. Regardless, that wedge, like the handle, is solid. The blade has some pitting and corrosion as photographs show. I will leave that up to the lucky winner who may want to keep the patina as is. The photos show an accurate depiction of the cleaver. Its quite impressive and awesome. There is a small steel knob or plate on the end of the wood handle that might run the length of the handle and is attached to the blade?
It might just be a knob to protect the wood end? It is original to the piece. I have looked closely for a makers mark but was unable to find one. I did find what appears to be some small letters near the hole to hang cleaver. It would probably be easier to find a mark if the blade was cleaned up more.Regardless collectors, this is a beauty and a survivor from a day long gone by. It is the nicest old cleaver I have ever seen.
Thank you and good luck. Feel free to ask questions. I take pride in my packaging and will make sure this meat cleaver is packaged well. The item "Vintage 31 Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver two handed butchers pig splitter OLD NICE" is in sale since Saturday, July 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery".
The seller is "filzz" and is located in Alpena, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Saint lucia, Iceland, Jordan, Sri lanka, Oman, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.