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Posted 6 years ago

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These shears (or scissors) along with about 6 other pairs were in an old woodworkers chest I received when my father-in-law passed away. I know they came from his wife's grandfather and he did high level inlay work, piano repairs, and very intricate woodworking. I have looked high and low on the internet to no avail. They have the Crown logo on one side and the words "Crown Cutlery Co., Prussia on the other. Some have different spring configurations but all have straight blades. My first impression is that they are for cutting veneer but I can't find anything to support that other than they were with some inlay work. Anyone familar with these or know where I might get more information? Thanks!

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  1. carpenter17, 5 years ago
    I think these may have originally been poultry shears that your father-in-law used as veneer scissors. If you Google poultry shears you will see many similar items.
  2. Chant59, 5 years ago
    Thanks for your suggestion and I agree that you can find many that 'looks' like these. The major difference is the blades. Mine are only about 2" in length and straight where the ones on the net are much longer and curved. These could not open enough, in my opinion, to cut any poultry. These are actually very small overall. But until I find something else your thoughts are the only thing anyone has offered!

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