View Full Version : Couple of yard sale finds, cleavers and machete

07-17-2015, 11:08 AM
First up is a Collins machete, haven't found any info about its history yet. Blade is 14 inches and OAL is 21 inches.

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Second up is a Henry Boker cleaver, again I haven't been able to get any history or value on this piece either. Blade edge length of 9 inches and OAL of 16 ⅝ inches.

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And lastly is a W.M. Beatty & Son cleaver which I have gotten lots of info on but I thought I would share it with everyone. Blade on this one is 8 inches and OAL of 14 inches. This one cost me $2

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If anyone has history info or value I will appreciate it.

07-17-2015, 11:22 AM
Lotta iron there! Sudsy would be the go-to guy for cleaver info.

Noodle Soup
07-17-2015, 11:39 AM
The machete is a "cane knife" as in sugar and sorghum cane harvesting.

07-17-2015, 12:51 PM

07-17-2015, 01:38 PM
nice finds. I like the cleavers. Have yet to find a deal on one that I like, so I keep a casual eye out for a nice old cleaver. You got some cool ones.

07-17-2015, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the input, I'll try to look up Sudsy and check out the link provided.

Dave Martell
07-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Nice scores

07-17-2015, 09:51 PM
Hope you guys don't mind as this forum seems to be more kitchen knives as the name of the forum would suggest but I was out at a few yard sales this afternoon and picked up 3 "hunting" knives and I thought I would share with everyone.
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab46/igojuone/3%20Knives_zpsgsm9rqgt.jpg (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/igojuone/media/3%20Knives_zpsgsm9rqgt.jpg.html)

Starting from the left is a Case XX made in the USA, Centre is a William Rodgers(more markings under this but can make them out) made in Sheffield England and on the right is ERN made in Solingen Germany

07-21-2015, 12:00 PM
cool hunting knives. Those look pretty old. A little cleaning up and they will be ready for the field once again.