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kalaeb
05-18-2012, 12:59 AM
I am selling my Suien cleaver. Great knife, had it about 3 or 4 months to get a feel for a full size cleaver and have now decided to get something a little more custom.

It has been re-handled with spalted maple.

Blade length is 220, height is 110.

The knife has a great patina starting, but I can remove it if the buyer chooses. (just going to take a few more days to ship if I have to remove the patina)

Comes with original box. The knife is in used condition, it is a big beautiful workhorse.

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1891.jpg

Blade closeup
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1893.jpg

Handle closeup
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1892.jpg

Reverse side

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1890.jpg

Asking 150.00, shipped free to CONUS.

PM with any questions,
Thank you for looking, Matt

kalaeb
05-18-2012, 01:34 AM
Pending

labor of love
05-18-2012, 01:35 AM
this is a great week for BST.

NO ChoP!
05-18-2012, 01:56 AM
Interested if initial bid falls through....

kalaeb
05-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Sold! Thanks for looking.

Man, I am kind of getting sellers remorse as I get this packaged up. I hate it when that happens.

NO ChoP!
05-18-2012, 02:49 AM
Yah, that looks like a bunch of fun!

kalaeb
05-19-2012, 02:14 PM
Commission sent. Thanks

Kyle
05-19-2012, 02:24 PM
Sweet cleaver! Who did the handle?

kalaeb
05-19-2012, 02:45 PM
The handle is mine with Burl Source splated maple.

tk59
05-19-2012, 06:07 PM
Dang. I'd have been all over this if I'd seen it earlier. $150 is like giving it away. Great deal.

NO ChoP!
05-19-2012, 07:01 PM
I've found I despise a flat cleaver. That's got some nice belly....

mikemac
05-20-2012, 11:08 AM
I was gonna ask about that...is that an optical illusion, re-profiled, or does a stock VC really have that much curvature?

Rottman
05-20-2012, 11:17 AM
Looks like the stock belly to me.

chazmtb
05-24-2012, 12:49 AM
Stock has some belly. Looks completely stock.

kalaeb
05-24-2012, 02:52 AM
Correct, the profile is the stock profile, Suiens do have some belly, but I have found I liked the way it performed. I have used a Moritaka flat cleaver before and hated it.

For me a 2 mm raise from mid point to tip and mid point to butt suits me pretty good. The Suien is a little more than that, but I still found it a good knife.