A fantastic combination ear scoop and tweezer in bright steel. Hand forged and chisel worked, the detail and workmanship is first rate. Only 7 cm. long, it employs so many levels of skill to make and still be functional after 500 years !! Two pieces of steel, curved, ground and chiseled, brought together to form the strong tweezers and thereby twisted/machined into a barley rope pattern of 2 diameters and styles, terminating in a tiny curved ear scoop. The hours in the forge and on the bench would have been a labour of love. Now housed in a protective nickel steel sleeve with screw on cap. A marvelous survivor of the middle ages. 16th century. Fine and rare.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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