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Old 28th April 2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by katana
Hi Colin and Stan,
thanks for your input

I appreciate that 'any' scissors could be used as a weapon, and know that in several murder cases .......scissors were the weapon used. However, the example I've shown is an unusual 'configaration. The finger 'loops' , in a closed position form, a perfect hilt/handle. Although this does not mean that it is a weapon, it strongly suggest a double use. You could argue that the 'closed' position would make it more 'compact' for carrying purposes, but the positioning of the finger 'loops' make it more awkward to use as scissors and the advantage of a more 'compact' closed scissor 'gained' is not worthwhile

If the scissor/dagger does exist ...I believe this example is likely to be a 'real' one. Many of the other examples 'touted' as such ...just seem to be elongated, perhaps for a specific use ....tailor's scissors tend to be long, for instance, to give a more accurate cut for 'distance cutting.

All the best

Salaams Katana ~ These are caligraphy scissors not tailors and I suggest not as a weapon~ Very nice and well collectable.. Other items that go with it are the brass penholder?inkwell, pen rest, and penknife (for sharpening bamboo sticks as pens and quils. Beautiful scissors like these inlaid with gold for the highly specialised art of caligraphy.
In respect of the idea of scissor daggers I am trying to find a reference but no luck just yet... searching.
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