We were using an old rusty cleaver at a friend’s country house. Since I had a previous experience replacing a knife handle, I decided to restore it as a gift.
wood for the handle
after some shaping
after some sanding
handle with holes ready to glue
knife pins made of cut screws
I used epoxy glue, as you can see
let it rest for some time
after cutting the pins and sanding a little
alter polishing the handle with oil
Now it looks like the cleaver used by Scout in Team Fortress 2
Thanks to Edson Medeiros for the cleaver and Bochecha for the scout reference.