Hoffman Philada 6"


Blade Length: 6"
Overall Length: 12"
Max Blade Height: 4"

This Hoffman cleaver still bears the original turned handle and maker's mark blade stamp with the bell logo. "Phila'da" was the common abbreviation for Philadelphia during the 17th and 18th centuries. This small but mighty butcher's cleaver is a practical kitchen tool with over 100 years of history!

Living Americana: Practical Artifacts from the Golden Age of Steel
At New West KnifeWorks, we cherish the tradition of knife-making even as we forge new paths of innovation. Our refurbished cleavers come from an era where extraordinary steel was extremely cheap. To make cleavers of this mass and quality of steel today would be prohibitively expensive, but our makers search out these diamonds in the rough at old antique shows, flea markets, or grandma’s garage, refurbishing the blades and handles to give them a new, improved life for the 21st Century.

Read more about our cleaver restoration process.
Antique Cleaver Restoration New West KnifeWorks
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"Next Level.” Bloomberg
"Knife Art." Fine Cooking
"America’s Best." Cooking Light


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