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How to find interesting big cleavers on eBay

[This is a New Haven Edge and Tool Co Cleaver]

I sometimes get emails from guys who want to find a large antique/vintage cleaver to restore.  The best deal you’ll get is at garage, barn and estate sales – no two ways about that.  My challenge is that I don’t have time to go hunting for stuff so I do a lot of automated searches on eBay.   What I am going to do in this post is try and give you some tips plus also live searches of eBay using key words that frequently turn up cleavers to keep an eye on.

That leads us to tip #1 on eBay – set up searches that email you when they find stuff.  What you do is enter your search term on eBay and then click “follow this search”.  EBay will then give you options for alerts and so forth.

 [This is a 16.5″ Foster Bros #8]

Learn some of the phrases folks use to describe / market these big cleavers.  No doubt, I like big cleavers so I use search phrases like “giant antique cleaver”, “giant hog splitter” and what not.  In general, the hog and cow splitters are big.  These huge cleavers were used in the days before extensive automation to chop up big farm animals such as cows, hogs, lambs and so forth giving them their name.

 [This is a 16.5″ Lamson]

There are also certain brands that I really like such as Fosters, WM Beatty, Lamson and New Haven Edge Tool Co.  There were a lot of makers including folks on farms and village blacksmiths forging their own cleavers so it really takes some digging.  I found searches on Google to turn up interesting information about the history of the makers and so forth when I could find some kind of logo or marking.

 [This is a 20″ WM Beatty and Sons]

Another tip I would give you is to look out for old cleavers that are shiny.  Somebody probably sanded or ground the rust off.  I have bought a couple that were utter train wrecks from guys trying to make something look good for sale.  Just be careful.  Nothing that was used is going to be bright silver steel any longer.

Do not worry about rust, dirt and dings – you are going to be working on it anyways.  How far you want to go with the wood is up to you.  The most fascinating cleaver I ever worked on had a trashed handled that I built up with epoxy.  It was stunning wood under decades of grime.

Be careful on the measurements – look for the blade size and overall lengths plus the weight.  I like to look for cleavers that are at least 18″ overall.  Call be weird but the smaller ones are okay but just not as interesting to me.  I do have an exception though – some of the small Fosters are just wicked.  They were forged, have a thick blade and quite a heft.

Watch out for photos.  Sellers try all kinds of stuff to make them look big, in great shape, etc.  You are especially focused on whether the blade is intact, meaning no big nicks or any cracks, and the dimensions.  The photos are nice eye candy but don’t base your whole purchase on them.  I certainly use them to try and judge the condition of the blade.  If a seller doesn’t have an angle you want to see, ask them to send you what you need.  Many sellers will oblige these requests.

 [Giant 24.5″ cleaver with a 1/2″ thick blade from an unknown maker – my all time favorite]

Now be patient and don’t rush.  Watch the prices these things are selling at and don’t start bidding until the last minute.  Also keep an eye on the seller’s ratings.  New ones with fewer than 20 sales make me nervous.  Read what folks have to say about the seller.

Keep an eye on shipping charges.  Some guys will do stuff like list something dirt cheap and then charge a fortune for shipping.  Don’t just assume shipping & handling charges will be reasonable if it isn’t listed.

Be patient!  You can get some very decent cleavers for under $100 but what you consider a fair price is entirely up to you.


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Here are some eBay Searches to help you get started using keywords I use in my own searches:

Giant Antique Cleaver

Giant Antique 32" Hogsplitter Meat Cleaver Butcher's Knife - Enormous Blade

$506.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-10-2018 14:55:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $506.00
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Giant Hog Splitter

Giant Cow Splitter

Huge Antique Cleaver

Huge Vintage Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife antique tool old

$210.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 0:06:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $210.00
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Huge Vintage Splitter Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife Blacksmith antique tool old

$230.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 0:06:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $230.00
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Antique Kitchenware Utensils Wood Handles Primitives Tools Gadgets DISPLAY PIECE

$99.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 13:19:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
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CHARLES CRINER african american artist black prints signed trained John Biggers

$250.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-10-2018 18:31:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
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1976 RICHARD HUNT AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST DRAWING HYBRID MARKER 18" X 23 FRAMED

$1,000.00
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 20:15:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $1,000.00
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Vintage Original Painting Outsider Folk Art quilt by Chris Clark 28 X 29

$350.00
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 17:03:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
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Beatty Cleaver

Old Wm Beatty & Son Chester, PA Cow Logo Cleaver - 8" Blade 16 1/2" Total Length

$33.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 8:31:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $33.99
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE WM. BEATTY & SONS BUTCHER MEAT CLEAVER No. # 7" in Blade

$29.99
End Date: Tuesday Nov-13-2018 13:02:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
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Vintage Meat Cleaver W. Beatty Media PA 5.5" Blade 11.5" Overall Eagle Logo !!

$50.00
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 15:16:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
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Vintage Meat Cleaver WM Beatty Son #2 8.5" Blade 18" Overall Cow Logo

$135.00
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 15:04:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $135.00
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Latin Psalter Manuscripts in Trinity College Dublin and the Chester Beatty Libra

$82.01
End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 21:36:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $82.01
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Meat Cleaver Beatty & Son

$45.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 5:47:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
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Antique WM BEATTY & SON Butchers Steel Cleaver Cow Mark Turned Wood Handle 20"l

$95.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 12:40:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
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Vintage Wm. Beatty meat cleaver Cast Steel Chester PA

$25.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 9:07:32 PDT
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AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST ALLAN ROHAN CRITE DRAWING SIGNED 1930'S 12" X 15" b

$500.00
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 18:31:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
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ANTIQUE BUTCHER CLEAVER BY WM BEATTY & SON CHESTER PA NBR 1 ~ 16" LONG

$79.99
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 14:26:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
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Foster Cleaver

Vintage Cleaver Foster Bros Steel 15" Overall With 8.5” Blade Stamped 290 Estate

$85.00
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 5:15:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
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VINTAGE FOSTER BROS # 1138 MEAT CLEAVER

$48.92 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 18:54:51 PDT
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Antique Foster Bros Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver 31.25" Long Butcher Solid Steel

$349.78
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 15:56:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $349.78
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Vintage Foster Bros. Cleaver # 1138 - Collectible

$45.99
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 12:49:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $45.99
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Vintage Fulton Brand Meat Cleaver No. 1107. Meat chopper made by Foster Bros.

$35.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 8:26:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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Foster Bros Solid Steel Butcher’s Meat Cleaver #2190

$150.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 7:41:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
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VINTAGE CLEAVER / HOGSPLITTER - FOSTER BROTHERS #13 - 7251 - 34" LONG

$220.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 16:51:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
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Fulton Brand Cleaver Butcher Knife Foster Bros #1190 Wooden Handle

$10.40 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 23:20:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.20
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Foster Bros. #29 Cleaver 12" Long 5 1/2 Edge

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 18:39:48 PDT
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Antique Cleaver

Antique Kutmaster U.S.A. 12" Meat Cleaver - Barn Find

$34.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 22:48:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34.99
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Antique Briddell 14" Meat Cleaver - Barn Find

$44.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 22:45:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Village Blacksmith Watertown, WI 16" Meat Cleaver - Barn Find

$44.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 22:41:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
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VINTAGE MEAT CLEAVER, ANTIQUE BUTCHER KNIFE - 8" CUTTING EDGE, HEAVY DUTY

$35.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 19:00:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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Antique Foster Bros Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver 31.25" Long Butcher Solid Steel

$349.78
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 15:56:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $349.78
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Antique Meat Cleaver Wood Handle 17" Long with 9 3/4" Blade Free Ship

$37.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 14:16:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $37.99
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Antique L & I. J. WHITE, 1837 BUFFALO N.Y #79- 9 Meat Cleaver 15” L Heavy Duty

$65.00
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 12:38:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
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Antique Butcher Cleaver 1886 Samuel Lee Knives & Steels #7

$59.85
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 18:04:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.85
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Antique Nichols Bros Solid Cast Steel Meat Cleaver 6 1/4" Blade Wooden Handle #6

$65.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 12:07:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
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Vintage Cleaver

VINTAGE MEAT CLEAVER, ANTIQUE BUTCHER KNIFE - 8" CUTTING EDGE, HEAVY DUTY

$35.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 19:00:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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Vintage Craftsman Professional Meat Cleaver 7" Blade wood Handle

$29.95
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 17:23:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.95
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Vintage Cockatoo 43.5 inch Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver

$111.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 17:08:52 PDT
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Vintage LAMSON MOHAWK BRAND 828 Heavy Carbon Steel Meat Cleaver Butcher Chef

$59.95
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 9:40:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.95
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Vintage Meat Cleaver SAP Rostfrei Stahl Spezial 6” Blade Butcher Knife

$32.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 8:05:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.00
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Large Vintage Cleaver

Vintage MCM 1950s Bakelite Bar Utensils Meat & Cheese Set of 3 Pieces

$25.00
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 5:33:02 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
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Ax Hunting Tool~Butcher's Meat Cleaver~ Carbon Steel~Cast Aluminum Grip~Handmade

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 19:35:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Meat Cleaver Made In Hong Kong Hoch Keel - with Wood Handle

$30.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 17:41:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
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LARGE BRIDDELL MEAT CLEAVER BUTCHER

$14.50 (5 Bids)
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 17:15:06 PDT
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Vintage Meat Cleaver LARGE Old Steel 9" Blade 15'' overall

$29.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Oct-25-2018 16:55:34 PDT
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I hope these tips and sample search terms help.  Happy hunting!!


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2014 Restoration of a 21-1/8″ New Haven Edge Tool Co #3 Cleaver

This dates back to August 2014.  I scored a beat up but fascinating New Haven Edge Tool Co #3 Cleaver.  It was quite large measuring approximately 21-1/8″ long and 3.187 pounds.  The exact age was hard to say – it could be anywhere from 100-150 years old given the way it is made.   After doing some digging, one person doing research said that “New Haven Edge Tool Company” was  a Sargent Brand and the listed it discontinued in their 1911 catalog so that would mean this cleaver is likely older than that.  Regardless, you would never know it now.

It would appear to be cast iron and is just a big no nonsense brute of a cleaver.  It’s either ready to go to work or to be one heck of a conversation piece.  Let me tell you a bit about what we did after we bought it:

The handle was cracked and we stabilized it internally with a special Cyanoacrylate glue that penetrates wood very deeply.  We also used glass reinforced epoxy to seal the front of the handle where the blade is inserted.  The blade is actually secured via rat tail tang that goes through the whole handle and is peened over at the pommel to firmly secure it.  Once we had the handle all fixed up, we sanded it and then applied four coats of a penetrating combination of boiled linseed oil (BLO) and turpentine.

The blade was actually in very good shape and most of our work was cosmetic.  We did some sanding to shape it, abrasive blasted it and then used an acid etching based on apple cider vinegar and phosphoric acid (click here to learn more).  Once it was all set, we applied a thick coat of engine oil to stop the rusting.  If you plan to use this to cut meat, and it definitely will do the job, be sure to was the blade and then apply a cooking oil to the blade.  This will avoid making your food taste funny plus it will prevent rust.

So, here’s how it turned out before it found a new home:

Approximate Dimensions

Overall length:  21-1/8″

Blade length: 9-5/8″

Blade height by the handle:  3-7/8″

Blade height at its tallest point:  5-1/2″

Handle at its thickest point: 1-5/8″

Handle at its thinnest point in the middle:  1-1/4″

Weight:  3.187 pounds

By the way, the BSI Super Thin glue is fantastic for taking care of cracks:


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The following is a real-time search of eBay using keywords that have worked for me in the past and I hope they help you find something (note a few odd items might show up just like any other search does):

Vintage Cockatoo 43.5 inch Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver

$111.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 17:08:52 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Foster Bros Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver 31.25" Long Butcher Solid Steel

$349.78
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 15:56:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $349.78
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Huge Vintage Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife antique tool old

$210.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 0:06:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $210.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Briddell Heavy Duty Meat Cleaver

$25.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 23:59:26 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1880s WWII Mod WM Betty & Son #10 Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife

$145.00
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 9:02:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
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Large Old German HOG SPLITTER Meat Cleaver PIG EXTRA QUALITAT 45cm 17.7in 2.4lb

$191.08
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 8:14:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $191.08
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Antique Hog Splitter Cleaver

$87.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 7:39:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rare Vintage Briddell 900 9" Hog Splitter Cleaver

$135.00
End Date: Tuesday Nov-6-2018 13:52:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $135.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hog Splitter 30" long

$105.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Oct-17-2018 11:31:32 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage 16" Village Blacksmith Meat Cleaver Hog Splitter Watertown Wisconsin WI

$85.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 15:53:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage 16" 12" Meat Cleavers Hog Splitter Blacksmith Made Carbon Steel

$50.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 15:53:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
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Vintage Foster Bros Meat Cleaver Huge 33 INCH LONG Hog Splitter Butcher RARE

$375.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 15:25:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
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Massive Antique hog splitter Cleaver 27 inches long possibly Beatty and Sons

$199.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 10:52:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RARE Antique 174 Allen St NY Meat Cleaver Hog Splitter Old pre NYKC Walden Knife

$99.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 6:26:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Large Antique Civil War Era Forged Butcher's Meat Cleaver Hog Splitter

$350.00
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 12:27:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
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Vintage 7" Meat Cleaver hog splitter kitchen knife - unusual handle

$24.99
End Date: Friday Nov-2-2018 18:00:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
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Restoring a Giant 24″ Hog Splitter

Everyone needs a hobby.  I guess mine is creating or fixing things in my own way.  Back in 2014, I bought an absolutely massive beat to hell 24-1/2″ hog splitter off eBay.  This thing was absolutely a diamond in the rough.  Clearly it had been used very heavily – probably for decades – yet there was an amazing design in that beat up cleaver as well.  First off, the blade was almost a half inch thick and it weighed about five pounds.  Back in the days before machinery, you need mass to butcher big animals and this was (and still is) the most massive cleaver I have personally worked with – imagine a baseball bat with one hell of a heavy end is what it boils down to.

In the eBay listing, the seller was up front – this thing was on its last leg.  The wood was all busted up, dirty as heck and the blade was loose.  Of course, I had to buy it!  Here’s what it looked like when it arrived.  Why I did not get an overall photo at the start, I do not know.

There were no maker’s marks anywhere but it was too professionally done to have been a village blacksmith.  I still wonder who made this as I would love to track down more of them.  If you have one, or find one, and are interested in potentially parting with it, let me know.  I’d even be happy with just the giant blade.

Getting back to the story, I had to look it over and take stock.  This thing was stunningly heavy and the wood was busted up because it was thing and hollow.  There had to be more than what I was seeing so I broke the frozen on nut and pulled the handle off.  Wow.  There was the largest rat tail tang I had ever seen – and still haven’t seen one bigger!!  That’s how they spread the load.  What a great design.

Now, the wood totally intrigued me.  There was something about the color that caught my eye so I decided to fill it with glass reinforced epoxy.  Now not all epoxies are equal.  When you do structural work like this, you need an excellent shock resistant epoxy.  My go to epoxy for stuff like this is Acraglas liquid epoxy from Brownells.  I but it in quart bulk containers and meter it out using syringes or a digital scale.  I use 5/32nds milled glass fibers and black dye to color it.  Fortunately, it’s the same dye I use for my plastics but you can either buy from Brownells or elsewhere.  So over the course of several days, I mixed, poured and let it sit overnight as it takes Acraglas 24 hours to cure so this work is done in steps.  By the way, I used wood stripper to try and get all the grease and oils out of the handle plus I drilled open the end to fill it easier.  By the way, if you heat epoxy with a heat gun, it will get thinner and flow more readily until it cools.  Gentle warmth also accelerates curing of the epoxy but remember that just because epoxy feels dry to the touch does not mean it has fully cured – read the instructions for whatever brand you go with.

Next, I sanded, sanded and sanded.  The wood was very interesting – maybe a cherry or mahogany.  I’m not really sure.

The rat tang was HUGE.  I carefully marked where it was at and drilled holes for two brass pins just to play it safe.  I’ve never had Acraglas let go from a clean prepped surface but never say never.  The pins are a cheap insurance for a giant blade like this.  I inserted the 3/16″ pins with epoxy and then added epoxy to all the imperfections followed by more sanding.  Notice how I blasted the pins before gluing?  Epoxy always, always, always does better on a rough surface.  Do not epoxy two shiny metal surfaces together and expect them to last – they probably will not.

Now this took my breath away.  I used a 50/50 combination of turpentine and boiled linseed oil (BLO), put it in a tank I have just for these big cleavers and let it sit for a few hours before I pulled it out.  The color blew me away.  Wow!!  I wiped it down and then applied additional coats of BLO to seal it.

My last steps were to acid etch the blade (click here for our guide to acid etching), seal everything with BLO and then make a blade guard.  Mission accomplished.

To protect the blade edge, not to mention protect other things from the edge, I made a protective cover out of 0.093 Kydex and 3/8″ shock (bungee) cord.

That bad boy weighed 5-1/4 pounds and was solid as a rock.  I keep looking for another one like it.  I never did find out where it was made but it sure was a stunner.  This is another project that part of me wishes I had kept it but it went to a very happy new owner shortly after I finished it.


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The following is a real-time search of eBay using keywords that have worked for me in the past and I hope they help you find something (note a few odd items might show up just like any other search does):

Vintage Cockatoo 43.5 inch Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver

$111.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 17:08:52 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Foster Bros Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver 31.25" Long Butcher Solid Steel

$349.78
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 15:56:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $349.78
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Huge Vintage Hog Splitter Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife antique tool old

$210.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 0:06:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $210.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Briddell Heavy Duty Meat Cleaver

$25.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 23:59:26 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1880s WWII Mod WM Betty & Son #10 Meat Cleaver Butcher Knife

$145.00
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 9:02:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Large Old German HOG SPLITTER Meat Cleaver PIG EXTRA QUALITAT 45cm 17.7in 2.4lb

$191.08
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 8:14:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $191.08
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Hog Splitter Cleaver

$87.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 7:39:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rare Vintage Briddell 900 9" Hog Splitter Cleaver

$135.00
End Date: Tuesday Nov-6-2018 13:52:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $135.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hog Splitter 30" long

$105.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Oct-17-2018 11:31:32 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage 16" Village Blacksmith Meat Cleaver Hog Splitter Watertown Wisconsin WI

$85.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 15:53:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage 16" 12" Meat Cleavers Hog Splitter Blacksmith Made Carbon Steel

$50.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 15:53:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
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Vintage Foster Bros Meat Cleaver Huge 33 INCH LONG Hog Splitter Butcher RARE

$375.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 15:25:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Massive Antique hog splitter Cleaver 27 inches long possibly Beatty and Sons

$199.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 10:52:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RARE Antique 174 Allen St NY Meat Cleaver Hog Splitter Old pre NYKC Walden Knife

$99.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 6:26:28 PDT
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