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tomsch
11-23-2013, 10:59 PM
Been collecting vintage cleavers for a few years. Much to my wife's dismay I'm over 14, lost count. I just picked up another beef splitter but don't have a picture yet. I do have a few that I've reprofiled and thinned that see real kitchen use.

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0299.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0291.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0274.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0279.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0275.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0276.jpg

Dave Martell
11-23-2013, 11:09 PM
Nice! :doublethumbsup:

Nmko
11-23-2013, 11:15 PM
WOW that's insane! Nice collection

Miles
11-24-2013, 12:01 AM
I ran out of thumbs... Sweet kit sir!

tomsch
11-24-2013, 12:09 AM
These are all the big boys, 10" ers.
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0279.jpg

sudsy9977
11-24-2013, 12:36 AM
Wow I think we were separated at birth...Ryan

ChuckTheButcher
11-24-2013, 01:53 AM
Awesome. I love the beef splitter.

tomsch
11-24-2013, 08:23 PM
It all started when my son and I watched Bill the Butcher on Gangs of New York. I was fascinated with the big cleaver he used so we started the search for a cleaver.... went a little crazy after that :)

tomsch
11-24-2013, 08:31 PM
These two are cleaned up with a semi-mirror edge.

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/DSC_0795.jpg

Briddell with my smallest cleaver, a D2 neck knife

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/tomsch63/knives/100_0264.jpg

Chef Niloc
11-24-2013, 08:57 PM
We could be best friends.....if you find a Beatty. #7 or 9 for me :doublethumbsup:

tomsch
11-25-2013, 01:56 PM
I'll keep an eye out. Beatty and Son made quite a few cleavers while they were in business.

Canadian
11-27-2013, 03:26 AM
You're nuts man! Nice kit.

cranky72
12-05-2013, 08:26 PM
great pics of a wonderful collection ; some of those must have been used by the old timey butcher strong men.--cranky72

tomsch
12-08-2013, 11:48 PM
Crazy that many of them have hammer marks on the top of the blades. There must be some serious cutting and pounding to get through what they were cutting. I was just looking through a few (10) that I have hanging around the garage thinking about what I want to do with them. The three massive beef splitters are going in my home office on display :) The others are either getting sharpened and used or will have a re-handle early this year.