areca nut cutter

Areca nut cutter. An elaborately decorated instrument, with decoration featuring stylised birds, depressions filled with red paste, and much punched decoration. The two pieces are connected with a curved iron spring and when out of use the blade is locked with a small brass catch. The arms are faced with bone.

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