I'll keep an eye out. Beatty and Son made quite a few cleavers while they were in business.
You're nuts man! Nice kit.
great pics of a wonderful collection ; some of those must have been used by the old timey butcher strong men.--cranky72
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.
Ah ah! I thought those pixs of yours looked familiar. I am new member SixCats! (aka HARDBALL) at Blade Forums. I recently acquired a vintage NICHOLS BROS. Lamb Splitter to go with my Circa 1920's-30's NICHOLS BROS (Greenfield MA) "Beef Splitter" which is a whopping two and a half feet in OAL!
The cutting edge is ten inches and the blade is seven inches at it's widest point (front of blade) and twelve inches diagonal. The back spine of the blade at it's thickest point is almost unreal at a HALF INCH thick! The handle (metal with wood) is eighteen inch long. The overall condition of this awesome vintage "Beef Splitter" is quite good indeed. I hope to be able to post pixs in the future.