Japanese shears

Made in Japan, 1875-1892.

This object is one of a collection of Japanese domestic utensils, agricultural implements and tools were acquired by the Museum in 1892.

Many of the tools in this collection are pre-Meiji era (1868-1912). When Japan reopened its doors to the outside world in the middle of the 19th century, it was stagnating under a feudal system, which had divided society into four distinct castes: warriors, farmers, artisans and tradesman. At this time, Japan was an agrarian state. Approximately 80% of the po...

Summary

H1115
Shears, steel, maker unknown, Japan, 1875-1892

Single piece of steel which has been bent into a hairpin U shape. Both ends of the steel have been flattened and ground to form two blades which pass over one another when pressure is applied to the sides. Sprung type shears.

Dimensions

25 mm
5 mm

Production

1875-1892

Source

Purchased 1892
21 June, 1892

Cite this Object

Japanese shears 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2017, <https://ma.as/233162>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/233162 |title=Japanese shears |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=28 June 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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