My other piece of ODC that I've messed with recently is this Meriden Cutlery cleaver. I've also tried to research it's age but can't get very far. What I can find says the company was in business from the 1830s to the late 1800s. Could this piece really be that old? Another post I found said they had a cleaver and thought it was from the 1930s.
This is the cleaver after refinishing and sharpening. I made an edge mask for the cleaver out of veg-tan leather.
This is the logo on the side of the blade.
Any info you folks can give me on this cleaver, it's proposed age, etc. would be awesome. Thanks!!