Friedr Dick Double Handed Meat Cleaver 8 inch Stainless Steel Blade, 3lb. 4oz. It is a large size and heavy weight meat cleaver that F. Dick has, and it is more than thick enough to cut bones and frozen foods. In old days, lots of American and European knife makers made similar size cleavers, but nowadays, there are band saws and the other machines to cut bones in butcher companies and meat process companies, so it is very hard to see big cleaver like this anymore. F. Dick is over 200 years old company and they have lots of products for butchers, so they still make classic double hands meat cleavers.
It has high-quality chromium-molybdenum steel. F. Dick Company History: 1778 Johann Friedrich Dick founded a file manufacturing workshop in Esslingen.
1873 Paul Friedrich Dick took over the company. Start of sharpening steel production.
1878 Construction of a small factory in Esslingen, 20 employees, first file production machine.
1889 Move to the new plant in Esslingen, Kollwitz-/Fleischmannstrasse, 100 employees. Production of complete file programme from the smallest watchmakers file to the largest square file (over 45 cm in length), start of the manufacture of additional special tools, butcher knives and cleavers.
Blade Length; 8 inch (203mm) The width of the blade: Tip side; 5inch 4 3/4inch(120mm) Heel side; 3 5/8inch (93mm) Handle Length; 9 5/8 inch (245mm) Total Length; 17 1/8 inch (435mm) Knife weight is 3lb. 4oz. (1474g) The heel part of the spine width is 5.5mm (3/16 inch) wide. BLADE; mono stainless steel (high-quality chromium-molybdenum steel)