Antique Small Size 14 Karat Gold Cigar Cutter Steel Blade and Hanging Loop
Description: A nice old small size cigar cutter. The cutter is made of 14 karat gold housing and has a steel hinged cutting element. The cutter has a loop, which appears to be also made of gold, to hang from a chain. The cutting mechanism which is pushed down to cut the cigar's end or tip is made of steel and sticks to a magnet. The edge of the cutting mechanism is triangular and the mechanism has a round domed circle on top (looks like gold-does not stick to a magnet) to push on when cutting the cigar's tip. This cutter is for small cigars since the round opening in the front where you insert the cigar has a diameter of ~7/16". Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown, but we believe it is from the late 1800's (Late 19th Century) to the early 1900's (early 20th century).
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~1 7/8" long with the front opening measuring ~7/16". The entire piece weighs about 8.2 grams.
Marks: Stamped 14K. B.10 on top of the cutter.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice old piece, which is unusual and difficult to come by in such a good condition. It would make a worthy addition to your collection or a gift for the person who has everything.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It is all original and looks great. It does have a few scratches to the surface. It is a bit soiled and would benefit from a good cleaning, but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. A wonderful and unusual piece of tobacciana to add to your collection. Please see photos to appreciate beauty of the piece and for additional condition information.
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