Champagne Nippers

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Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Tue May 20, 2008 6:16 pm

These were used to cut the wire cage holding champagne corks. This example was made by Thomas Turner & co Sheffield circa late 1800s. It also has a brush for dusting the bottle from the cellar. :D s-k

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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby jonet143 » Tue May 20, 2008 6:57 pm

cool one, s-k! ::tu:: that would be the heavy duty or "professional" version, eh? :lol:
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:02 pm

:lol: you are correct Johnnie.

This must be a delux 'professional version'. Along with the snippers and the brush, it has a cork gripper and a serrated end for cutting wax/foil. :D s-k
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby jonet143 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:32 pm

same cutlery?
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:36 pm

Unfortunately, this one is unmarked. A number of companies made this type of tool so don't know who made it ::shrug:: . :D s-k
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:12 pm

Just acquired this champagne tool. It is marked with the Royal Warrant for William the IV 1830-1837. I'm still looking for information on Evans London Bridge. :D s-k
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby orvet » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:18 am

Nice one Steve!

I miss seeing Johnnie's comments on it though. :(

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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:23 pm

orvet wrote:Nice one Steve!

I miss seeing Johnnie's comments on it though. :(

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Thanks for the comment Dale. I miss Johnnie too.
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby Another Knife Collector » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:41 pm

I can't help with the company, but those are some interesting tools, one certainly doesn't encounter such things too often, thanks for showing. ::tu::
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:10 pm

Thanks to all for your interest. Some smaller pocket nippers. These were common promo items circa late 1800s -early 1900s.. The middle one doubles as a cigar cutter.
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby orvet » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:29 am

Nice one SK! ::tu::
Very unusual too.

I have a bunch of cigar cutters.
I am going to do an article for the club news letter on then when I get around to it.
When I do I will post some pics.

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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby smiling-knife » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:49 pm

Thanks for the comment Dale. I'm looking forward to seeing your cigar cutters. :D s-k
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Re: Champagne Nippers

Postby philco » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:53 pm

S-K just so you know, I very much enjoy seeing the unusual items you have posted. It helps me learn and that is always a good thing. Thank you for sharing your most interesting collection with us here. ::tu::

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