Tuesday, June 03, 2008

what IS that thing?

does anyone have any idea what this is?

you can almost, but not quite, get your finger under the blade (as husband demonstrates here)

the little guy on top looks decidedly devilish, so we thought it might have something to do with tobacco. does anyone recognize it and know its purpose?


Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

It reminds me of a paper cutter. I enlisted the help of Mater and my cousin... it's bothering us all!! Let us know if you find out.

julochka said...

we talked about papers too, but if it was for papers it was for awfully small papers..like cigarette papers.

Jaime said...

Hmmm...ancient finger nail clipper?
(looks as though your husband already explored that option)

Anonymous said...

hehehe... i like jamie's thought about it's intended purpose. how decorative a way to cut toe nails!
your friend, bird tweet robin from down the road