Antique Cleaver - Bridge Tool 8" - S40

Blade Length: 8.25"
Overall Length: 14"
Max Blade Height: 4.5"

Handle: Ironwood

American Manufacturing in the Gateway to the West

Made at the turn of the century by Bridge Tool Co. of St. Louis, MO, this cleaver is a pure piece of American history. Bridge Tool Co. manufactured all variety of tools for Shapleigh's Hardware, a large manufacturing company based in St. Louis, which was a  major hub of American industry at the time. Show your vegetables who's the boss with this whopper of American Steel.

This Bridge Tool Co. 8" cleaver bears the original maker's stamp on the blade and a new Ironwood handle. 

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 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 for the 21st Century.

Read more about our cleaver restoration process.
Antique Cleaver Restoration New West KnifeWorks
In the Press

"Next Level.” Bloomberg
"Knife Art." Fine Cooking
"America’s Best." Cooking Light