February 2, 2010 7:18 AM Subscribe
Help identify what is presumably an unusual piece of cutlery. Photos inside.
posted by fire&wings to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
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Presumably a utensil designed for eating or serving something specific, along the lines of asparagus tongs or a seafood pick. A set of 6 each measuring 11cm, silver plated and appear to be decoratively designed for the table rather than a purely functional tool.
They open via the hinge and are held with thumb in one loop and two fingers in the other. They don't appear to have been designed to lift things from a plate, rather to grab and remove something maybe?
There is a makers mark I have been unable to identify.