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.Without a doubt, this is truly a rare and very welcome find. Though it's between 50 and 70 years old, this outstanding vintage Forschner meat cleaver is offered here in pristine, unused condition complete with its original box. It's one of the finest cleavers I've yet seen by Forschner--and until now I thought I had seen them all. It was made made many years ago in Massachusetts by Lamson on behalf of Forschner and having lain in storage for decades until now, is still brand new in every way. It's an older one, as evidenced by the fact that it has a carbon steel blade, rather than stainless steel, and a gorgeous rosewood handle over a full tang. Weighing over a pound and measuring 12-3/8" long with a blade that's 7" long by 4.25 wide, you can be sure that whatever it is more than enough cleaver for just about anything the modern chef may need one for, from whacking a chicken into its respective part to cutting chops from a rack. Blade was forged from the finest American carbon cutlery steel at a time when American steel was the best in the world it still is! Like all carbon steel blades, it must be kept dry, even during use, but this minor inconvenience is more than offset by the superb edge maintenance and performance offered by carbon steel, as any experienced chef or butcher over the age of 50 can confirm. It is FACTORY sharp now. Handles are top-quality rosewood triple-brass riveted over a full tang and providing a very sure grip. This cleaver may be relatively plain in its initial appearance but I can assure you that there is nothing ordinary about its performance and whether you're a professional butcher, a chef or just someone who dresses their own livestock or game you'll find no end of joy in using so fine a piece of professional-grade cutlery. We've priced this vintage beauty at approximately the same price you'd pay at your local mall for a pint-sized cleaver by Henckels or Wusthof, and those are made with inferior recycled stainless steel and often cannot cope with anything larger than a chicken. If you're someone who uses such a piece you already know that the biggest thing about this cleaver is the value that it offers for the price. A fantastic bargain opportunity on a piece you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom.
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But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "Rare UNUSED Vintage FORSCHNER Chef's Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Knife withOrig. Box" is in sale since Monday, February 24, 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.