Antique Hand Cleaver- Herder A Solingen

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Overall Length: 6.25"

Overall Height: 5"

Max Blade Width: 3.25"

German Chopper Knife

Made by Herder Co. In Solingen, Germany circa early 1900's. Solingen is called the "City of Blades", since it has long been renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors. This piece chops with a unique hand blade, and is sure to capture attention on display in the kitchen. 

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.  

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