Iron Age Shears, Spring Scissors

  • Very common tool from the Roman times till 16th Century
  • Nice and functional piece of history, fit to be used daily
  • Brown leather sheath with belt loop for easy carrying
  • All steel construction
  • 100% hand made. Individual pieces will have little variation.
  • Overall length of the shears: 13 cm
  • Sharpness: Sharp

17.50

18 in stock

Description of the Product

Spring scissors like this were already used in the bronze age dating over 4000 years back. These scissors are made of steel, but the design was just the same when spring scissors were made from bronze. Pivoting scissors (the only scissor style we know and use nowadays) were already invented by the Romans at approx. 100 AD, but spring scissors like our model were the most common style through Early and Middle Ages. The common use of spring scissors continued in Europe through the middle Ages till 16th Century.

Spring scissors like our model were very common grave good during the Viking Era for example in Finland and we have many surviving samples from burial sites. It seems that small spring scissors like our model were important personal belongings that were gifted to the person for the afterlife.

These spring scissors come with a nice leather sheath to store and carry your scissors with you. These spring scissors are a nice and functional piece of history, fit to be used daily.

  • Very common tool from the Roman times till 16th Century
  • Brown leather sheath with belt loop for easy carrying
  • Functional piece of history, fit to be used daily even in modern world
  • All steel construction
  • 100% hand made. Individual pieces will have little variation.
  • Overall length of the shears: 13 cm
  • Overall length shears + sheath: 17 cm
  • Blade length: 5.5 cm
  • Weight: 60 g
  • Blade thickness: 2.3 mm
  • Blade material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade hardness: 50 to 55 HRC on Rockwell scale
  • Sharpness: Sharp
  • Manufacturer: Karhunhammas - Beartooth
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