Samuel Lee 7" Octagon Handle

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Blade Length: 7"

Overall Length: 13"

Max Blade Height: 5"

American Steel

Made by Samuel Lee, a division of Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain, Connecticut. L.F. & C manufactured a wide variety of products over the years, 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.

Oval-shaped stamp that reads, "SAMUEL LEE KNIVES & STEEL." Original handled with squared-off edges.

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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