ca. 1975 Michael Riegel Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1946 steel length: 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (10.0 x 4.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.161 Not currently on view
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Michael Riegel has made mechanical toys and functional tools from a wide variety of metals. He constructed these sewing scissors from forged and annealed carbon steel stock. The curved handles show his interest in Japanese weapons and armor from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
Crafts - Metal
metal - steel