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 fantastic antique came to us as part of a much larger collection of cutlery pieces we acquired from Italy and one needs only to take a peek at its rich and lustrous patina to recognize it as dating probably to the mid-1800's or possibly even earlier. Its classic, axe blade outline is very consistent with older cleavers we've seen from Italy over the years, most of which were made not in any factory but by the local village blacksmith.
Regardless of 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, museum-quality 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.The handle of this piece was made from a single piece of hand-turned Italian walnut, which has been thickly bolstered in brass--firmly fixed and will stay that way for another century or two if properly maintained. Condition is excellent, as you can see, with no problems of any kind. It weighs in at a very impressive 36.2 ounces and measures 6.75" along its cutting edge; 4-1/8" wide 17.25 long from top to bottom. In every respect a truly great find for chef or folk-art lover alike and an instant heirloom in the eyes of anyone who recognizes quality.
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International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper..But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Antique Italian Chef/Butcher's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Flatware Sets". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.