scissors (general & multipurpose)

Pair of scissors in the shape of a bird, something similar to a crane or an ibis made from steel overlaid with gold decoration on the wings and upper surface of the bird. The scissors have decorative projections from the finger holes, and when opened they widen the beak which form a pair of blades.

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