It was made with a exquisitely brass-framed handle that is consistent with older cleavers we've seen in Italy over the years, most of which were made not in any factory but by the local village blacksmith. Regardless of whether its manufacturing origin, there can be no disputing its sheer beauty and utility.
Hand-forged from some very thick, very fine carbon steel, this incredible piece is as useful today as it was when it was first forged. In terms of materials, craftsmanship and beauty, it has EVERYTHING going for it one could hope. It's hand-forged blade was made with thick carbon steel that's expertly ground with a taper toward the cutting edge. For the purpose of this sale we've had it professionally edged by the good people at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles and as such it's FAR sharper than when it was new, guaranteed to THRILL even the most jaded veteran users. The handle of this piece is the true star, though, made of old-growth rosewood of the finest quality set between exceptionally large and pronounced solid brass bolsters over a full and tapered tang, with brass linings between the rosewood and the tang--a very good sign, indeed.Brass is also hand-forged and of the very highest quality, the likes of which is no longer available on the modern market. Most spectacular about it, though, is the seamless integration of its purely ornamental craftsmanship with the utilitarian, a reflection, perhaps, of the integral role that a nearly-spiritual respect for work played in the daily lives of our agrarian past--a VERY Italian trait. This profound respect was often found expressed in the construction of the tools used to accomplish work, especially in the trades, to which butchers once belonged, and as such, the piece is almost as much folk art as mere craftsmanship in that respect, I think. Comes in a nice hefty size for home or professional chef to use, measuring 13.25" long, 8.75" along the edge, 4.25 wide and weighing in at 38.4 ounces. In every respect a truly great find for chef or folk-art lover and an instant heirloom for user and collector alike. 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. All items come from a smoke-free home.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINEST Antique Italian Chef's Brass-Bolstered Meat Cleaver/Butcher Knife WOW" is in sale since Saturday, August 1, 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.