High Carbon Steel 6 Cleaver. This unique cleaver has the FOSTER BROS.
In addition, it has two crescent moons with U. Based on my research, these markings indicate the cleaver was made for the U.Army Commissary Corp - who used the crescent moon symbol as far back as the Civil War to indicate their specific unit. The blade was handmade from high carbon steel, and is a full tang with two steel pins. The handle - which is etched with lines for better grip - is very solid, with no cracking. The cleaver has been lightly cleaned, and overall is in very good condition.
The overall length of the cleaver is 12 1/8", with the blade spanning 6 1/8" of that distance, and the handle 6. The blade is about 4" thick at the end, but tapers down to 2 7/8" at the handle. This vintage knife would make a great addition to any collection. Let me know if you have any questions, or would like more pictures. The item "Rare Antique FOSTER BROS 6 Carbon Steel Cleaver with U.Army Commissary Symbol" is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "johgreathous0" and is located in Mountville, Pennsylvania.
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