Watch This Guy Restore A Rusty Meat Cleaver To Its Former Look


You can get a new meat cleaver at a cheaper rate from the market, however, the fun of restoring an old one from scratch is unbeatable. The YouTube channel Random Hands took an old meat cleaver and restored it to a look which is very different from the previous one. The channel host said that he picked this knife from trash because it looked cool. He said, “By the way, this butcher knife or cleaver looks like a pirate’s sword, so I found it something interesting to restore. Anyways, I did restoration just for fun because the effort and time I put on this restoration are much worthy, and we even can buy such a new cleaver for less amount.”

Instead of using a heavy metal for the handle, he opted to use a brass handle to give the knife some extra shine. However, the brass handle is not as easy to use as aluminum. Therefore he had to use a homemade furnace to melt brass. The builder said in the comments section, “Brass Almost melts at 900°C to 940°C. While melting brass, wear safety masks to avoid zinc fumes. Also, remember to wear other SAFETY stuff during casting Metal because safety is the priority. It was rusted so I removed the rust with the help of DILUTE sulphuric acid. Dilution was compulsory for reaction with iron. Remember that use the acid with complete safety and having complete information because ACIDS are not playing liquids. You MUST wear safety or rubber gloves and keep outside all the procedure while you are using the acid because a lot of gases fumes release while the reaction takes place.”