This is a heavy cleaver in a traditional 19th century Australian country house pattern. With a thick spine and careful heat treatment this is a sharp cleaver that easily handles heavy chopping and batoning. The 640g weight of this hefty cleaver is well balanced via consideration given to the size of the tang, providing excellent control. Combined, these features make for a cleaver that will cleanly and accurately chop through tough ingredients without ripping or tearing delicate elements.
It is hand-made from 4.4mm thick 1075 Carbon Steel heat-treated to a hardness of 58 HRC. It features an elegant hand-forged hanging hook that stays well away from your wrist during use, but facilitates easy storage when you’re done cooking.
A standout feature of this knife are the handle scales, which are carved from 150 year old Blakely’s Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi) reclaimed from fence posts at Cuppacumbalong Homestead. Blakely’s Red Gum saw prominent use in construction during the pioneer era, and the fence-line from which this timber was reclaimed dates to works conducted at Cuppacumbalong in the 1870’s along the Murrumbidgee river in Tharwa.
This is a superior knife with an intense connection to an iconic Australian homestead. Not only does this utensil incorporate reclaimed material from Cuppacumbalong Homestead, but it was handmade in situ by bladesmiths from Tharwa Valley Forge at their Cuppacumbalong workshop.
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