ULTRA-RARE Antique Foster Bros. #2-1/2 Chef/Butcher's Meat Cleaver withGuthook
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. In terms of its pedigree, design, quality of materials and craftsmanship, condition, size and especially performance, it just has EVERYTHING going for it one could ever hope for and more.It was made in upstate New York by Foster Bros. Once America's proudest maker of the finest quality cutlery for chefs and butchers, bar none. It bears the widely known Foster Bros. This unusual designation comes, no doubt, from the fact that its blade incorporates much more than a mere meat cleaver, though no Foster Bros. Cleaver is anything to sneeze at. This rare specimen also includes a gutting hook at the back edge of the blade, as you can see, for opening the abdominal cavity and also to help removing the hide, this would be drawn the length of the carcass in a slaughterhouse. Atop this guthook is also a bone chisel for making cuts that might otherwise damage the cutting edge--no doubt why this one's cutting edge is found so nicely preserved. In the center of the blade is an elliptical hole that might look, at first glance, to be just another place to hang it from a nail but this hole was for pulling inspector tags and other wiry things tendons, nerves, etc.
The main part of the cleaver, though--its blade and handle--are classic Foster Bros. Blade is the finest hand-forged carbon steel, which we've had professionally edged for this sale to be RAZOR keen, enough to thrill even the most jaded user. Handle scales are fine cherrywood that's as warm to the hand as it is easy on the eyes, hatched around the edges for a better grip, and hafted over a full and tapered tang using iron rivets. Design element is the bolster, which is a cupola-shaped iron dome that joins the critical juncture of blade and handle, reinforcing both and keeping food debris out of the handle.
Weighing in at an impressive 2lb. It's all you'll ever need to butcher game, livestock or any other meat that might be delicious enough to cross the road to get to your kitchen or meat locker.It's 13-7/8" long with an 8" by 5 blade but by any measure this is a singular opportunity to add some true greatness to your collection, and whether for use or display, an instant heirloom in even the most discriminating kitchen. 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. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file. Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. 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!! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Other Flatware & Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Unbranded
- Type: Meat Cleaver