Unique: Vintage Sarota (Betel Nut Cutter)

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A special type of scissors that was developed to cut the dried betel nut. The betel nut is actually a berry (the fruit of the areca palm) that is widely chewed throughout Asia for its narcotic effect.

This cutter is in very good condition. The blade is sharp and opens and closes easily. Ornately worked metal, probably brass. Indeterminate age. Imported from Bali.

6 5/8 inches long, 2 5/8 inches tall at blade end.