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13" cast iron shears for tailoring or similar

13" cast iron shears for tailoring or similar

SKU: 3340308

Auld Curiosities always tries to be at the cutting edge of antique and colleactable retailing. Tonight we make that “edge” a physical reality with a pair of 13 ¼ (337mm)” shears, which were made by H Weber and Co. of Hamburg, Germany. The shears are unusual in that they appear to be cast iron and they have a separate blade pivot point and tensioning point, dating them to the 1800’s. Just how early and whether they were intended for tailoring or heavier work such as would be used by a cobbler remains unanswered. The outside surface of both blades show a significant amount of surface pitting but the interior surfaces do not share this effect. The cutting edges are true without noticeable nicks or damages but undoubtedly would benefit from sharpening.

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