Scissors & Shears - 2
Scissors
SC01


Object
:
Scissors
Culture:
Late medieval 16th century
Country/Area of Origin: Blackfriars, London.
Material: iron
Size:
100mm
Weight: 15.76g

Notes: Scissors are complete and intact. Central pivoting rivet is present although the blades do not move. Both loops are a similar size. Dating to 16th or 17th century, although the blade shape suggests the late 16th century is likely. Provenance: Old Mudlark Collection. Found River Thames, Blackfriars, London in the 1970’s. Currently uncleaned.
Shears
SC02

Object
:
Scissors
Culture:
Early medieval 10th-12th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kiev, West Ukraine
Material: iron
Size:
230mm
Weight: g

Notes: Hand forged iron shears with large slightly concave blades are complete with markings on the blades where corrosion has occurred. The central rivet is present and allows the blades to move freely. One loop is larger than the other, suggesting use for the four fingers. Found during excavations in the west of Ukraine. These shears are the period of Kievan Rus.

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