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Vintage Cleaver

Discussion in 'Handiwork Display' started by MattS, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    I am getting a little bit of shop time (meaning I am moving my sander to the back deck since I have no shop)
    This cleaver is 2.5 feet long with a blade length of 12.75 inches. It weights in at 6.5 pounds.

    It is stamped L&I.J.White 1837, Buffalo, NY

    When I got it there was a fair amount of surface rust and a thin plywood handle. I replaced the handle with koa and mosaic pins. I added a convex edge with a 1x30 and a good amount of slack in the belt. Turned out better than I had hoped. I had a heckuva time getting the handle shaped and ended up eyeballing it and working out any off angles by hand.

  2. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    FYI: Old school hog splitter. Really amazing to watch a butcher use one of these to split a whole hog. Really like the restoration......... project well done!
  3. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  6. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    Thanks gents.

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