Every Spring I take a pic of how the CL-001 is holding up. It’s sort of a my long-term review. As a recap, this cleaver was first used as a pass around for people on this forum. It was abused by many, and thrown by a few. Since I got it back a few years ago, it is used almost daily at Expat Manor, either indoors or outdoors. Mrs. Expat cares little about proper knife care. She thinks nothing of using this to chop up roots of bushes in the yard, and then leave it in the sink for a couple of days. In short, it has never been babied. It has never been oiled to the best of my knowledge. The edge gets fixed from time to time on an old worn out DMT stone. This year I decided to take the scales off to see how much rust was under the walnut. Enjoy the pics. I do this for the purpose of letting potential buyers know you can count on your knife for years to come and you don’t have to use kid gloves with it.