Offered here is a Primitive Handheld Tin/Metal Grater dating to early 1900s. The grater is oval shaped with curved handle and measures 4 1/8 inches long by 3 inches wide by 2 ½ inches high. Often times this kitchen utensil was referred to as a Citrus or Soap Zester, being used to separate citrus rind from the fruit or to make soap flakes. It is clean and in very good age-related condition with little rust. The patina is the usual texture and color you would find on early tin. The pierced grating holes remain quite sharp and could easily be used today in the kitchen or for display. It’s a neat little piece. I like it. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.