I got a few older carbon knives in for a spa treatment! 2 old Scimitars and 1 BIG ole cleaver. I got to work on the cleaver a bit this week so far!
Left side upon arrival:
Right side after arrival. Yes, there is only 1 handle scale on the knife and it was wrapped in layers of duct tape! Hello rust below the Duct Tape!!
For reference, the blade is around 12" long. HUGE blade!!! I did some grinding on it and was able to get most of the pits and stuff ground down and removed the rust. The makers mark was stamped into the blade, so the blade has a hollow there, so I gotta try some other ways to clean it up. I got some mahogany handle slabs cut and prepped, just need the final flattening and cleaning up before they are epoxied!