Antique Cleaver - McArthur, Wirth & Cooney 9"

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Blade Length: 9"

Overall Length: 17"

Max Blade Width: 5"

Steel of Syracuse

A relic of American steel manufacturing from Syracuse, New York. McArthur, Wirth and Cooney, was a supplier of tools and machinery for butchers and packers, thriving in the 1900's. This cleaver features a prominent manufacturer stamp and the original wood handle. Restored in our shop and prepared for another 100 years of cutting board greatness.


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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