Got a selection of fun knives from Friedrich Dick Cutlery Corp. of Esslingen, Germany in last weekend just in time to head down to my family's camp with 'em. The "Italien Messer" cleaver was especially impressive, and I pretty much immediately made the decision to keep one for myself. There was a fair bit of rain that weekend (and this week!) so I spent most of the time just relaxing indoors but I managed to get out and snap some beauty shots and a little chopping with the 2.5 lb brute. Given all of the cleaver mods that I've seen folks do to convert them to a bellied and pointed shape, I figure I'm probably not the only one excited to see something like this actually available on the production market.
First, some overall and in-hand shots.
Now the pretty ones.
More in the next post!