Lee Valley contracted with several makers to put handles on those blades and this is one of the more astounding cleavers they offered as a result. A finer specimen of the form would be hard to find, too.
Though it was forged in France this style is known widely. They're not made at all these days because the up-curving blade requires extra hand-finishing (and honing--it's sharpened all the way around to the point at top of blade to permit chopping, slicing AND scraping in a push motion) and uses a much larger piece of expensive blade-stock. It's shape makes it as adept at slicing and cutting meat as it is for your toughest cutting and boning and chopping. It's size is deceptive, and it is much more maneuverable and agile than you might think, despite the fact that it weighs an impressive 29 ounces and measures a whopping 14.25" long with a VERY sharp blade that's 10.5" long and 5 wide at its widest. It has been used but not much at all and condition is excellent, ready to go to work in even the most demanding professional.
Kitchen right out of the box. It's a beautifully balanced piece and that balance makes it suitable even for finer mincing and dicing. It comes with a hand-forged carbon steel blade that bears the elephant and 4-star logo of Theirs-Issard, and there is no surer sign of quality in vintage cutlery. As with all carbon steel knives it must be kept dry to prevent rusting but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superior performance delivered by carbon steel, as any veteran user can readily confirm.Handles are nearly indestructible black composite, triple-riveted over the full-tang with the classic French bird-head pommel. This is a superior-quality piece of professional chef's or butcher's cutlery, and the kind of instant heirloom that will rightly thrill 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. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy.
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The item "FINE Vintage Sabatier Chef/Butcher's Swiss-Style Meat Cleaver Knife VERY SHARP" is in sale since Thursday, September 19, 2019. 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.