Picker-located barn find in Rochefort En Valdaine, France.
Dave has re-profiled, resurfaced using a combination of electroylsis and hand wire stripping, then refinished this cleaver in gun barrel blue. Made entirely from one piece of hand forged high carbon steel, vintage hammer marks and surface imperfections have been left as a testament to the life this Cleaver has already lived.It has been sealed with an organic mint oil based preservative, but in practical kitchen use, olive oil makes for a great protective coating.
Custom stand was hand fabricated by Dave specifically for this piece, made from hand bent brass rod and American black walnut. Display this piece of history in your office, or tuck in next to your kitchen aid and put it back to work in prepping your next big steak dinner!
"I found the rear of the handle design particularly interesting in this cleaver. I have several other French designs of this aproximate time frame, and they too have this unique design element, which I understand to be essentially a "joint key," ie: sticking the tail peice into a joint and twisting to pop it loose. The key to unlocking bacon!"
Overall length: 9.75"
Overall height: 6"
Forged from one solid piece, the handle is the widest point at just over 3/4" thick