W.M. Beatty Crosshatch 7.5"

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Blade Length: 7.5"

Overall Length: 16.25"

Steeler Country Tools

Made in the 1800s by W.M. Beatty & Sons of Chester, Pennsylvania, this tool is a pure piece of American history. W.M. Beatty & Sons was one of America’s most prolific edge toolmakers, including broad axes used by shipwrights. Distinct crosshatch marking across the steel of the blade set apart this cleaver. A functional butcher's tool as well as a conversation piece for your next backyard barbeque.

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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