Found locally in Lancaster County
A handsome early chopping board with
attached cleaver. This is quite special, and very heavy weighs a full
41/2-lbs.. Rare to find one with such a good thick board, made of hard
rock maple it is a full 1-1/2" thick and has fabulous natural color and displays
beautiful wear overall. The attached figural bird steel cleaver has
a full tang (one single solid piece of steel) that is riveted through in
two places along the curved oak handle. At the front the cleaver it is riveted
to a rounded brass pivot. The pivot has two reeded (or milled) edges,
at one time these were able to be loosened or tightened to allow the chooper
blade to pivot across the board. Over time we expect these have become
tightened and we were not able to loosen them to move the blade from left
to right on the chopping board. The blade does however move easily
up and down.
Rock Maple Base measures 11-1/4" long
- 7-1/2" across and 1-1/2" thick
Cutter measures 11" long - 4-1/2" high
from board surface to top edge.
An Early Pennsylvania Kitchen
Tool to add to your Collection!