This is a classic betel nut cutter constructed of brass with a steel blade, which appears to be of Indian origin. It is a nice example of its genre and is in very good condition for age. This would be a nice addition to a collection of Asian items. Maximum length 7 ins (17.7cm). Weight 262 grams. This item appears in my book “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 185.
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