Description: Rare 18th century dental scissor made of plain steel with decorative stem and button tip. Usually seen with a standard wooden or ivory handle, etc. The oxford history of science museum have and example almost identical - inventory n 54295. It is described as a tooth scissor of the late 18th century. I also saw them described elsewhere as button hole cutters or for use with wax seals to spread the wax. Date: end of the 18th century. Size: length 3.125 inches. Postage: Most of our articles are free of charge. Low-cost items have an additional postage cost at the price. A postage price only for the first item with additional items is free.