18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY, HISTORICAL TREKKING, AND LONG TERM SURVIVAL.
Cleaver? It should be sturdy then!
Vieuxbois tells me it was a thin bladed cleaver, but I think you are right regardless Gorges.Keith.
Cleavers are not always thick and heavy. This blade is 0,60 inches thick (16 milimeters).Regards,Stephen
Now that really is an excellent design! I like the brass ferrule. I think there´s no harm done if it´s a bit thicker in the spine, for it has a somewhat wide blade. Just the bevel could be set a bit higher... Great handle, too, maple, is it?
The handle is Birch.Keith.
You're right Fimbulmyrk, I need to get the edge thinner. My grinder is dead and the tempered steel was pretty hard to work by hand.
@vieuxbois: I had good results with a Japanese water stone. Old cleavers make great material, I have one still lying around, myself... maybe I´ll do an interpretation if you permit?@LeLoup: Thanks! Tanned, is it?
Fimbulmyrk. Boiled linseed oil + fire&smoke from matches seals the wood and give this color.
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