So,I got a request for something a bit different from a guy who already has one of my knives - some people never learn!!!!
The brief was, "something for gutting and boning, and a cleaver for breaking up the bigger bits, matching would be nice, oh, and make it pretty!" Basically, these are to be used for breaking carcasses, fallow and red predominantly, and a few lambs here and there.
So here it is...
The cleaver is approx 6mm thick, the blade is 230mm long. Both handles are antler, brass, black fibre and burr walnut. The leather seems to have developed some weird spotting, but I don't think it'll detract from the usefulness of the two tools! The engraving and filework was done by Tat2trev, over on BCUK. I reckon he's done a good job! (My photographic skills don't really show it off too well!)
The whole lot fits together on the leather straps, but if the knife needs to go out on its own, it can be detached and hung from a dangler. I can't think of a reason to take the cleaver out on its own. "Oh, sorry officer, I've been fishing and just forgot I had it," really ain't gonna work with this!
Anyway, its on its way to its new owner later today, so, what do you think?