December 1, 2022

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Shoppers are baffled by an ‘old school’ gadget

Shoppers are baffled by a ‘terrifying old school’ gadget in op shop – so do YOU know what it is?

  • Bargain hunters have been left baffled by a bizarre metal Op Shop gadget 
  • Amy, from Manly, posted a picture of the metal ornament to Facebook 
  • People suggested the egg cutter could be a cigar cutter or even a sex toy

Bargain hunters have been left baffled by a bizarre metal gadget that ‘looks like an old-fashioned torture device’ that was spotted in a Sydney Op Shop. 

Shopper Amy, from Manly, posted a picture of the metal ornament to Facebook – asking if anyone knows what it is.

She showed a clip of device – which has scissor-like handles – moving and showing a serrated edge.

Shopper Amy, from Manly, posted a picture of the metal ornament to Facebook - asking if anyone knows what it is.

Bargain hunters have been left baffled by a bizarre metal gadget that ‘looks like an old-fashioned torture device’ that was spotted in a Sydney Op Shop.  Shopper Amy, from Manly, posted a picture of the metal ornament to Facebook – asking if anyone knows what it is.

Amy showed a clip of device - which has scissor-like handles - moving and showing a serrated edge

Amy showed a clip of device – which has scissor-like handles – moving and showing a serrated edge

‘I saw this in the op shop today and am trying to work out what it’s for because it looks a torture device hahaha. Anyone know?’ she wrote to Facebook group I Love To Op Shop.

Dozens of people were quick to comment, suggesting it could be a cigar cutter with others suggesting it could be a more risqué device like a sex toy.

However, others rightly revealed it was an egg cutter, which is used to chop the top off from hard boiled eggs.

‘I thought it might be for cutting the end off a cigar,’ said one.

‘It is a cigar end cutter,’ added another.

Dozens of people were quick to comment, suggesting it could be a cigar cutter with others suggesting it could be a more risqué device like a sex toy

Dozens of people were quick to comment, suggesting it could be a cigar cutter with others suggesting it could be a more risqué device like a sex toy

‘Bottle opener for people with arthritis maybe?’ commented a third.

Many thought it was for cutting – with another writing: ‘I think it’s a thread/yarn cutter – travelling crocheters and knitters use them where they can’t take scissors eg on a flight!’

‘Its a pimple popper,’ commented another.

Many thought it was for cutting - with another writing: 'I think it’s a thread/yarn cutter - travelling crocheters and knitters use them where they can’t take scissors eg on a flight!'

Many thought it was for cutting – with another writing: ‘I think it’s a thread/yarn cutter – travelling crocheters and knitters use them where they can’t take scissors eg on a flight!’

‘It’s for champagne  bottles,’ added a third.

Others commented it was for ‘opening bottles’ while others said it was a ‘sex toy’. 

‘It’s an egg shell cutter,’ said one.

Another added it was used to ‘cut a boiled egg neatly when table manners where important’.

A third wrote: ‘ It cuts the top off a boiled egg. We had one when I was a child.’

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