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One estate sale, three large cleavers...

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by gben, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. gben

    gben

    329
    Nov 26, 2014
    I wonder why this guy had these laying around his house. I know he was not a butcher as I knew his nephew and got some family history. It does not look like they were ever used, just laid around....Now I guess they will lay around my garage until I kick the bucket and my wife has an estate sale.

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  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Great find, you can tell they obviously weren't used as the elwell still has old oil or whatever dried onto it.
     
  3. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Interesting that the top one has a "Broad Arrow" which usually indicates British military issue. John
     
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  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Could've easily been, they do contract cooks knives.
     
  5. gben

    gben

    329
    Nov 26, 2014
    Well the old guy who owned this had a LOT of military surplus stuff laying around, bayonets, machetes, guns etc. so he very well may have ordered it from a military surplus house. He died in 1985 and most of the stuff he accumulated in the 50s and 60s.
     
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  6. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

    807
    Apr 22, 2008
    Ask your wife to PM me before the estate sale!:D
     
  7. JD Spydo

    JD Spydo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    I've got a couple of great German made Cleavers I got made by F. Dick Co out of Germany. I really love the nostalgic look of those you showed us pictures of. If I could get them at a reasonable price I would go for all of them myself. Being they all look like good USA made units I'm willing to bet that maybe one of them might have good collector value. If nothing else they would probably be good for sporting/outdoor uses maybe.
     

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