The blade of an African dagger.

Dagger Blade

The blade of an African dagger.

A chisel with a semi-cylindrical blade.

Gouge

A chisel with a semi-cylindrical blade.

Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected in such a way that the sharpened edges slide against each other.

Large Pair of Scissors

Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected…

"Multiple-bladed Sheep-shears. a, a, handles joined by coiled spring c; b, b', plates joined to the handles and sliding upon each other, the motion being limited by the screw f working in slot g d, d, blades." -Whitney, 1911

Multiple-Bladed Sheep Shears

"Multiple-bladed Sheep-shears. a, a, handles joined by coiled spring c; b, b', plates joined to the…

Traditional sheep shears consisting of two blades that cut the wool when the shearer squeezes them together.

Sheep Shears

Traditional sheep shears consisting of two blades that cut the wool when the shearer squeezes them together.