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Antique Cast Iron Betel Nut Cutter From India, Works, 5" long

  • 1400

Betel nuts are a traditional mild intoxicant from the Areca Palm tree that are popular in the Indian sub-continent as well as parts of Southeast Asia.

Betel nut cutters (often known as kacips) are found in iron, brass, silver and bronze and may be simply utilitarian or extremely ornate. This betel nut cutter is from India and made from cast iron. The decoration is subtle with a smooth curving shape that feels great in the hand. Being cast iron, there is rust on the cutter, but it really adds to the dark patina of the item. Opens and closes smoothly.

I purchased this antique in the ancient Mughal desert city of Jodhpur in the heart of Rajasthan. Age of the betel knife cutter is pre-1950s.

5" long x 1.75" ht x 3/16" thick

Materials: cast iron

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