My paternal grandmother worked as a cigar maker in Detroit (WW1 timeframe). I
believe they would roll the leaves into a cigar and use those devices to cut to
length, so probably more of a "production" device.
But don't hold me to that...
From: oldtools@g... On Behalf Of Greg Isola
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:26 PM
To: gary may
Cc: oldtools@g...; the_tinker
Subject: Re: [oldtools] successful failure
In typical fashion, Gary raises a solid point...
> I've been watching people smoke, sniff and chew for 60 years or so,
> and I never saw anyone use one of these to cut tobacco.
Same here, and me neither. But I was thinking this "tobacco knife" was for use a
bit further upstream, as in maybe part of the tobacco product manufacturing
process (e.g., cutting the leaves to shape for rolling cigars, etc.).