Samuel Lee 6"

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Blade Length: 6"
Overall Length: 12"
Max Blade Width: 4.25"

American Steel
This 6" cleaver was made by Samuel Lee, a division of Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain, Connecticut. L.F. & C manufactured a wide variety of products during the Industrial Revolution, including stainless steel bull-nose rings and electric ranges, kitchen scales and vacuum bottles, window hardware and ice skates, mouse traps and percolators, can openers, corkscrews, cutlery, straight razors, aluminum cookware, and thousands of other products. This classic butcher's cleaver has been beautifully restored by our makers- it retains the original Samuel Lee maker's mark and original handle with a single pin. Ready for cutting board duty, or beautifully displayed on your wall.

Living Americana: Practical Artifacts from the Golden Age of Steel
At New West KnifeWorks, we value the ancient tradition of knife-making even as we forge new paths of innovative glory. 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 to produce from scratch. 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 in the 21st Century.  

Read more about our cleaver restoration process.

Antique Cleaver Restoration New West KnifeWorks
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