Village Blacksmith 7"

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Blade Length: 7"
Overall Length: 12.5"
Max Blade Height: 4.25"

This full tang 7" Village Blacksmith cleaver features the original handle and maker's mark on the blade.

From the Village Blacksmith to Your Kitchen
This hefty cleaver is stamped with the mark "Village Blacksmith, Solid Steel Forged, Watertown, Wisconsin." The mark represents the firm that made cutlery, farm knives, and tools from the early 1900s through the 1960s. The company, formerly known as Washington-Cutlery Company, changed names shortly after moving to Watertown from Milwaukee in 1906. Part of the heart of American industry, the shop featured modern grinding stones and trip hammers to shape steel.

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

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