The Smallaxe Cleaver


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Custom, hand made knives for hunters and collectors   

Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara  

(708) 969-2424


Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.

All my knives come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase.


The Smallaxe Cleaver


The Smallaxe Cleaver @2012 Michael H. Mara

(One of the Medieval Kitchen Knives series of unique, ancient looking, high performance chef's knives)

This cleaver style knife has a sturdy 4 1/2" long blade of 1/16" L6 steel, forged to shape, and hardened to HRC58, with an as-forged finish and hammered Brass thumb rest on the spine, riveted on with Brass pins. The knife is 6 1/2" overall and has full tang construction for strength, with Rosewood scales with three Brass pins. $271 Sold

The blade finished, scales prepared, ready for assembly:

Some detail pics of making the thumb rest:


Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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