Metal Shear Restoration (Rebar Shear)


This antique metal shear was used to cut rebar to size in construction site. It must have been left to the elements for a very long time since it was completely welded by rust. Probably my most challenging restoration just for how seized it was.

The shear was made in France (“acier forgé” means “forged steel”)
quiet some time ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if this had 70 years or more. All together it weights 30kg (66lbs).

Ficep is an Italian company founded in October 1930 by the Colombo and the Giuliani families in Gazzada As “Fabbrica Italiana Cesoie e Punzonatrici” – Italian Shears and Punching Machines Factory.”

Via: Black Beard Projects