How to Identify a Opium Scissors

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    Opium Curiosities

    Which differs opium scissors from ordinary Bonsai scissors?

     

    #2767
    ChrisTC

    These were only used for trimming the lamp wick, so unless they have obviously opium-related motifs (for example, I’ve seen pairs that have little metal poppies at the handle ends) then any small pair of scissors of that period would be adequate. Most I’ve seen have been small pairs in the bonsai ‘style’, but I don’t think there’s otherwise anything that makes them unique to trimming opium lamp wicks.

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    theOpiumPipe

    I agree, I’m not sure how to distinguish them from other similar-sized scissors, apart from a motif.

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