VINTAGE TOOL SIGNED JAPANESE FORGED IRON BONSAI FINE CUTTING SCISSORS LILY BELL

This unique vintage Japanese one piece scissors was specially made by a Japanese master blade maker over 80 years ago of high carbon spring steel that holds an edge like no other. It shows some signs of use and age including minor surface oxidation and patina, but still, without touching the blade, it is sharp and cuts cleanly with little effort (see the last picture) and remains in overall very fine condition .

There are Japanese characters that say tokusei , which means specially crafted along with an etched design of a lily belly (the artists sign) below the Japanese characters (see picture 6).

This type of one piece scissors was designed for cutting threads, hairs and making small, precise cuts without damaging adjacent material. The inlaid blades are hand forged, combining the best quality low and high carbon "white" steels. Look at pictures 4 & 5 and you can actually see the separations of steel lamination. This size is suitable for fine fabric as well as detailed bonsai work and ultra fine detail work. It functions well and has many years of life for its next master. Old world craftsmanship for the new world craftsman. Measures a functional yet compact 6" overall (15 cm).

Whether a collector or an end user, you will find this is a rare and useful hand forged Japanese craft tool.

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