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.This wonderful old butcher's rib-splitting knife may look merely BIG at first glance, but up close and personal it is truly SCARY. Known alternately as a rib-splitter or sometimes as a poultry cleaver, it's the knife you want to reach for when you only want to reach once. I assure you, whatever it is that you may need to divide in half with it, will be permanently divided in half on the first try.
It is a VERY substantial piece, to say the least. It's also remarkable for its condition. Blade is full and RAZOR SHARP, having been professionally edged for this sale by Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles and now far more sharp than when it first left the factory. Its handle scales are fine, old-growth rosewood hafted over its full and tapered tang with brass. Just look at it: a thing of absolute beauty that's 100% rock solid in every way and ready to go to work at the very highest level right out of the box.
It is even more beautiful than the digital photos make it look, even though it looks pretty good already. It was produced in Greenfield, Massachusetts by Nichols Bros. No later than the early 1900's.Though it has some considerable collector value, it would be a shame not to use it, if you're able. Carbon steel blades of this vintage can hold a razor's edge (it has a RAZOR sharp edge now) like no other and are easier to maintain, as any veteran chef or butcher can readily confirm. To say the least, it can do more than its share of butchering of game or livestock. Its ironwood handles are as warm and comfortable in the hand as they are easy on the eye. Comes with 8-3/8" blade (13.5" overall length) and weighs in at a very impressive 20.4 ounces--not overly heavy but a LOT of heft for such a relatively compact piece. If you're simply collecting butcher knives, you're in luck--this is a rare opportunity to add some authenticity and quality to your collection with a piece that user and collector alike will instantly think of as an heirloom and something they'd be proud to pass along to future generations. 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?
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Antique NICHOLS BROS. Chef/Butcher Rib Splitter Cleaver Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 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.