Seller: elegant.arts (20,708) 100%, Location: Midlothian, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 253954178203 Antique Victorian Carved Bone Scissors English * Circa 1890 These interesting antique bone* scissors have carved birds on the pierced shanks supporting the pointed bows. The blades are tight and they were made for cutting paper, which they do very well. They're in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and measure 4 3/4" long. A similar pair is shown on color plate 13 (P-73) of Estelle Zalkin's book Thimbles & Sewing Implements. *This item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an endangered species. I stand behind everything that I offer and guarantee that it is exactly as presented. ** Full Insurance is included in the low shipping price for all of my auctions. ** I accept payment through PayPal, eBay or a check. Join with others who love thimbles & needlework tools Join Thimble Collectors International Despite the name, this organization is for people who collect needlework tools And thimbles. It's the largest collectors group in the world focusing on these wonderful little pieces of history. The membership benefits are outstanding. They have a convention every two years where you'll have a chance to attend great programs and meet others sharing your interests. You will receive an excellent quarterly magazine, the "Bulletin". The member's sections of the website have dozens of research articles, hundreds of fake and repro items to beware of and price guides. There is also a chat room where you can ask questions and get expert feedback about your collection. Check them out today at thimblecollectors dot com. Condition: Excellent condition. Please be sure to scroll down to see the description and larger photos.