This is a most stylish pair of gilt scissors with steel blades. One of the handles has a ring for attachment of a chain to a sheath for the blades. The scissors and the sheath fit together nicely but the gilt colour and the pattern are slightly different. The scissors cut to the tip. There is some wear to the gilding but the total effect is very attractive and this would look lovely in a needlework box of the 19th century. Maximum length scissors in sheath 4 ins (10.1cm). Length of scissors 3.5 ins (8.8cm). Weight 12 grams.