Antique cast steel hog, or beef, splitter.
In the simplest terms, this is a cleaver and sledgehammer hybrid. This piece was used by butchers to, quite literally, split entire hogs. Its sharp edge ensured a clean and even cut, while its 12-lb weight was required to generate enough force to cut through the large quantities of flesh and bone. This particular piece is tamped with "A CUNNINGHAM", which turned up no results so it may be a mark of ownership instead of a maker's mark.
Exhibits signs of wear consistent with age including pitting.
41" L x 6.5" D
Head: 23" L
Please refer to photos regarding condition.
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MM - 6224 - 110323
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