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7.5 inch Hand Made Forged Manganese Steel Bone Cutting Cleaver Butcher's Knife
A Multi-functional Meat Cleaver Knife That cuts easily through large pieces of food and is perfect for bone cutting, chopping and cleaving.
Manganese steel, also called Hadfield steel or Mangalloy, is a steel alloy containing 12-14% manganese. Renowned for its high impact strength and resistance to abrasion in its hardened state, the steel is often described as the ultimate work hardening steel.
Because of its self hardening properties, manganese steel has been used in the mining industry for many years – cement mixers, rock crushers, crawler treads for tractors, elevator and shovel buckets – as well as in the rail industry (switches and crossings) and other high impact environments.
Up until recently manganese steel was used in the window bars in prisons as it makes light work of chewing up the hacksaw blades of potential escapees. Nowadays the steel is often used in safes, bullet proof cabinets and anti-drill plates.
A full tang integrated steel shank with an ergonomic handmade wooden handle with rivet fixing.
A beautiful ultra wide V shaped blade with hammer traces from the forging process.
Total length: 29.2 cm / 11.5 inch
Blade length: 18.3 cm / 7.2 inch
Blade width: 10 cm / 3.93 inch (The widest point)
Blade thickness: 4.5 mm / 0.17 inch
Net weight: 539g / 1.2 lbs
Material : Handmade Forged High Manganese Steel Clad Steel
Handle: Full Tang integrated steel shank + wood + Screw fixing