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Estate sale find. #6784446 06/05/17 08:28 PM
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Found this bad boy at an estate sale this weekend. 5/16" thick and is one heavy chopper. I'm going to clean it up some and put a new handle on it. I've got no idea how old it is, but it's old.



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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784448 06/05/17 08:31 PM
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Cool I'm excited to see what you can do with it.

Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784450 06/05/17 08:32 PM
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That's awesome, Mike. Can't wait to see how it looks after you do your magic.


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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784456 06/05/17 08:38 PM
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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784457 06/05/17 08:40 PM
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The whopping sum of $3 plus tax!


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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784466 06/05/17 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
The whopping sum of $3 plus tax!


I'll let you double your money when it's finished. grin


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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784478 06/05/17 09:02 PM
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Not sure what I'll do with it. Probably just hang it on a nail somewhere. confused2


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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784630 06/06/17 12:03 AM
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Pretty neat find.



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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784762 06/06/17 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
The whopping sum of $3 plus tax!


Stole it!


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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784806 06/06/17 02:28 AM
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Did you find any more springs bolt

Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784884 06/06/17 03:47 AM
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Time to make something for yourself. up


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Mike, I found one of those about 25 years ago. Like yours, it's pretty pitted but that old steel sharpens beautifully. So far, I think I've used it once.


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Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6784970 06/06/17 12:13 PM
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I can see that being the case with this one. I just like the old cutting tools.


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Pretty neat find.
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
That's awesome, Mike. Can't wait to see how it looks after you do your magic.

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Do any of you knife men ever test the metal to see what it compares to today? I'm not very knowledgeable about steel but I know there are different grades/hardness. Just wondered if there is a way to do that.


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I can tell you how hard a piece of metal is. I have a Rockwell hardness tester in the shop and check all of my blades. Once right after heat treating and again after the tempering is done. There's no way to be absolutely certain what type of steel an item is without sending it to a metallurgy lab.
Cleavers as a rule aren't very hard and really don't need to be. If they were as hard a knife blade the edge would most likely chip when chopping through bone.


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Nice Find cheers Can't wait to see an after pic

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Cool I'm excited to see what you can do with it.


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Cool I'm excited to see what you can do with it.

Re: Estate sale find. [Re: MikeC] #6786255 06/07/17 03:14 PM
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I've got knIves to make so I'll just have to work on it as time allows.


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