This outstanding vintage meat cleaver was made in the Buffalo, NY by the L. White company, founded in 1837 and is marked as such with its original label from the factory, demonstrating that this piece has probably never been used. This maker produced some of the very finest professional grade cutlery ever seen in this country and their fine cleavers are highly prized among collectors with very good reason: the quality is unmatched.It's more than heavy-duty enough to dispatch ANYTHING the modern chef or butcher may demand from it. It not only looks beautiful but feels beautifully balanced in the hand, which will be, for most users, a most pleasant surprise for a serious cleaver like this. Like all carbon steel cutlery, it will rust if not properly kept dry, but takes a RAZOR edge like no other, and outperforms stainless steel in almost every way. It is RAZOR sharp now, having been professionally edged for the purpose of this sale--guaranteed to thrill even the most jaded user. As with all carbon steel blades you must wipe it down after each use but its beauty and superior performance are worth it.
Condition is superb and I don't think the piece was used very much, if at all. In every way this piece is rock solid and will stay that way for generations. As you can see it has most of its original shine on its blade and its gracefully shaped burled walnut handles, brass-riveted over a full tang, are in pristine condition. Without a doubt, it will provide its lucky new user with heirloom quality for use, for display and for posterity.Weighing in at a very respectable 26 ounces, it measures 12.75" long with 6.5" by 3.75 blade, but in terms of beauty and utility, comes up HUGE by any measure, one of the heaftiest cleavers you'll find in this comparatively modest size. Don't pass up an opportunity to truly elevate the quality of cutlery in YOUR kitchen, amateur or professional. And it's never too early to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for chef on your list! A WORD ABOUT MAINTENANCE: Never use a dishwasher.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Vintage L&IJ White Buffalo, NY Butcher's Meat Cleaver Knife withBurl RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, July 05, 2016. 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.