Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Without a doubt one of the largest Foster Bros.Cleavers ever made to be used with only one hand. This enormous antique chef's or butcher's meat cleaver is as fine as any that was ever made proving once and for all that when American makers put their minds to it they made knives and other bladed items as well as anyone.
It was made in upstate New York by the Foster Brothers company, once America's finest maker of knives, cleavers and other tools for the meat processing industry. It dates to the late 1800's or early 1900's and will, if properly cared for, last another couple of hundred years to scare your family for generations to come! It measures 16" long with a blade that's 10.75" by 5" and 3/8" thick at the hilt, tapering towards point, pommel and edge; heft is an impressive 32.7 ounces.Its carbon steel blade was hafted with beautiful, old-growth cherry handles over a full and tapered tang. Like all carbon steel knives, it must be kept dry, even during use, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superb edge maintenance and performance offered by carbon steel, as any experienced chef or butcher over the age of 50 can readily confirm. Used to break down a large side or quarter of meat into more manageable or saleable cuts, it's the stuff of nightmares, unless you actually needed to use one, in which case it's a dream come true--as fine a tool as has ever been forged to do the job.
Though used, both blade and handles are undamaged in any way, in excellent condition, as you can see in the photos. Best of all, it has been professionally edged for this sale to be RAZOR keen in a way that few have ever experienced. We urge the UTMOST in caution of the careless user may find himself in the ER needing to have a hand or foot reattached. Whether you are someone who slaughters their own livestock or butchers their own game, or just someone with an interest in bladed weapons and tools, you'll instantly appreciate the beauty of this monster. 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.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Antique Foster Bros #10 Chef/Butcher's BIG Meat Cleaver RAZOR SHARP Carbon Steel" is in sale since Thursday, April 30, 2020. 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.