Posted 5 years ago
I have had this thing for more than 20 years and still don't know what it is other than a conversation starter.
I have carried it around in a shirt pocket as my 'dumb question of the day' and found it cumbersome to carry or open.
The blade pivots on the copper rod bradded as the dragon's eye and only opens about 160 degrees.
The part that appears to be a handle has a grove under the blade but only the point farthest from the hinge touches.
The blade seems to be silver soldered to the brass backing and is edged, but not sharp.
It is beautifully crafted, but I have no idea what it was originally intended to do.
Any suggestions will be added to my thingamawhacker and whachamacutter collection of semi-descriptive engkish verbage,