Circa: 19th century
Size: over 13 ½ ″ long – blades are 1 ¼ ″ wide
ANATOLIAN – tribal hand forged Turkish delight iron scissors. Such hand forged scissors are still being made and used in villages and rural areas of central TURKEY. The reason why blades are long is that less power be needed to cut the thick long sausage like village style delights which are stuffed with walnuts. If you wonder why the ends of blades are not pointed, it is not needed for this purpose and safer them to be not sharp. It is cleaned and has a great patina.