These steel shank scissors would have been made to celebrate the marriage of Franz Joseph of Austria and his bride, Elizabeth. The reign of Franz Joseph, of the Hapsburg Dynasty, lasted for over 60 years and ended as a result of World War I. This type of scissors would have been expensive to acquire and were not mass produced. Souvenir scissors, such as these, are not available in large quantities and thus, harder to find.
The scissors measure 7" long and are in good condition with the exception of some discoloration near the finger holes.
Item ID: ST-010