View Full Version : foster bros cleaver re-handle

andre s
07-07-2013, 08:23 PM
I was eager to redo an old cleaver recently found in a local antique store. it was in the cast of my "antique splurge" thread. i liked the old handle, but it was coming apart.
Decided to use cocobolo, copper spacer and copper rivets. A nice surprise was that oiling the handle brought out some of the exotic wood colors that are in the same pinkish/orange hue as the copper.
Was hoping to emulate the handle "kerfs" but chickened out as this re-handle was a PITA to begin with...crooked tang + decided to try a copper spacer. i didn't want to press my luck.
Also, turns out it's a foster bros. after a bit of cleaning, the faint mark was uncovered.

original cleaver:
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Cleav1_zps25cca131.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/Cleav1_zps25cca131.jpg.html)

cleaned and re-handled:

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/cleav22_zps9f2b14fa.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/cleav22_zps9f2b14fa.jpg.html)

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/cleav21_zpsed9ec24c.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/cleav21_zpsed9ec24c.jpg.html)

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/cleav23_zps0a006d7f.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/cleav23_zps0a006d7f.jpg.html)

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/cleav24_zps9a043f75.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/cleav24_zps9a043f75.jpg.html)

next step will be to put a better edge on it

07-07-2013, 08:32 PM
Wow, good job! Love the copper spacer, seems to add that little extra

NO ChoP!
07-07-2013, 08:35 PM

07-07-2013, 09:27 PM
The handle is stunning!

andre s
07-08-2013, 07:03 PM
thanks for the input, members!

Wow, good job! Love the copper spacer, seems to add that little extra
VanIsleSteve, I sincerely appreciate it since I thought it might have only added a few extra scars on my hands and f-bombs to my karma. I think i need to invest in a few more power tools...