After several years of frustrating searching, I
believe I am now able to offer reasonably priced, 18th century period
style scissors to the ladies and gentlemen of the 18th century
reenacting hobby. My research has shown that virtually all of the
scissors of the period had finger loops of equal size. There are many
examples found in 18th century archaeological sites. Similar scissors
are illustrated in "Smith's Key", a salesman's book of engraved cutlery
samples, dated 1816. These are well made, polished and both symmetrical
blades come to points. They measure ten inches long and the insides of
the finger loops are one inch wide by an inch and an eighth long.
Significantly, these have NO markings on them at all.