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

5 mm
25 mm

Production

1875-1892

Source

Purchased 1892
21 June, 1892

Cite this Object

Japanese shears 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <https://ma.as/233162>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/233162 |title=Japanese shears |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 November 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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