the Couperet de Bouchers or Coupernet Boucher Tallanderie
is still being made by DEGLON France .
I would think since it's for going through the bone or head, when you pull that thing above your head the notch or handle design is so it doesn't fly out of your hand .
so the one by DEGLON first.
Now for old cleavers all french .
from catalogs .
and some very old designs
which brings me to this which you can still buy.
Oh and Ryan here is your coat of arms.
well thanks for asking i found a lot of neat stuff along the way and will make a post later.
I love that duck handled cleaver.
Outstanding as always Steeley!!
Thanks Neal and i like your dogs.
My handle is all steel, it's kinda weird the notch I am talking about,....I'll try and get a pic to post...Ryan
for some reason this french bread knife reminds me of a guillotine. scary.