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1872 Buttonhole Cutter (aka Grandma's little shank....)

Old 09-11-2014, 08:35 AM
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Default 1872 Buttonhole Cutter (aka Grandma's little shank....)

Saw this in a listing and since i had not seen one with so much decoration, I went ahead and finally added one of these to the buttonhole cutter collection.

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First of all she cleaned up REAL nice
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The patent date is clear and crisp
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and Boy Howdy!!!! when I opened it up I was surprised and how lethal looking this little beastie was...
(my DD coined the phrase "Grandma's little shank")
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The idea here is you move the slider to the number/size you want and then push the blade through the fabric until the little folded back portions hit the fabric.

This thing is still razor sharp....
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:00 AM
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My wife said: "That is vicious little tool". I think she want's one like it .

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Old 09-11-2014, 10:02 AM
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I've never seen one like it. In fact, I didn't know until about 5 years ago why people were storing chisels in with their sewing supplies, lol.

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Beautiful little thing in a deadly weapon sort of way.
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Pretty darn cool if you ask me - lethal too! Maybe Hollywood can incorporate it into a murder mystery
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OOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I want one........
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
OOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I want one........
Could not have said it better!
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:10 PM
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This is the range of buttonhole cutters I have currently


L-R
Hyde Mfg - Domestic - Chisel with interchangeable blades,
D.G. Chase Domestic - Sliding Blade,
C.W. Benson - Domestic - Adjustable Buttonhole Scissors,
D.G. Chase - Tailor/Seamstress - Adjustable buttonhole cutter (missing edge guide),
Wiss and Sons - Professional - Adjustable buttonhole cutter with keyhole and without and edge guide.
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Ohh!! I want Grandma's shank! LOL Can you imagine a Hollywood movie with a gangster grannie being the master mind of a billion dollar enterprise of sewers! Can you imagine that last scene that is the reveal then realizing that almost everyone with a sewing machine or basket could be a member.... Neat tool! I'll have to keep an eye out.
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Ah! Perhaps the perfect murder weapon. Who would ever think to check Grandma's sewing cabinet or know what this is?
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