Large Hog splitter cleaver from France. Cleaver is 28.5 inches long, weighs 6 pounds, 14 ounces, blade is 13 by 8.5 inches.
Made by a Croatian master who also left a monogram. "YOU" (Tako Ignatovski). The master was great. For so many years, this blade has only darkened. This is typical of weapon steel. It is forged by the technology of a knife - thin and light. It relied on sharpness, not weight.