Summary: I snapped this and a few other AEB-L stainless steel knives off Jim’s table in Tulsa first thing after he set up, two are going in my kitchen drawer as users and two for the website. I should keep these two as well but fuck... I feel like a drug dealer using my own product.
I’ve seen a handful of Jim Behring cleavers over the years, this and two others I’ve already sold are among the first several made with the AEB-L stainless steel. These little cleavers are way cool, very comfortable in hand and functional... and super easy to carry. (great back pocket knives)
From Jim: “the AEB-L stainless steel knives are all the first ever in 22 years and made in limited numbers. Old school German straight razor steel I will use on my Chefs Knives. They are a pain in the ass to make and the heat treat alone take a few days along with the cyro dry ice alcohol 24 hour quench. The AEBL knives are all around .090 to .100 thick. They are amazing cutters and do not rust or stain ever.”
The blade is right at 3.75” front to guard, overall length is 8-1/2”. Pretty stag, silver soldered nickel silver guard (NSG) and finished with a nickel silver butt plate. Mint condition.
They made the custom slip sheath right there at the shop and fronted it with giraffe hide. All stitched, no rivets. The cleaver / slip sheath fit is perfect and the sheath is in mint condition.
5 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case and Treeman sticker both included. This is a really neat, custom piece.. one of the first few SS cleavers made by Jim. As an investment for your collection.. you can’t lose. If you’re buying it to use... you can’t lose. Get the picture? You can’t lose!! Chop chop, it’s razor sharp and you can lose a fingertip so be careful using it!! Thanks and good luck.