Original antique betel nut cutters from Borneo were made from iron NOT brass.
However, brass made betel nut ornament are more recently made cutters.
This cutter remains usable and solid strong. Mint condition apart from the natural rust.
Origin Borneo Asia
Tribe Dayak, natives who stay in the long house.
The areca nut is not a true nut. However, it is commercially available in dried, cured, and fresh forms. However, when the husk of the fresh fruit is green, the nut inside is soft enough to be cut with a typical knife. In the ripe fruit, the husk becomes yellow or orange. Thus, as it dries, the fruit inside hardens to a wood-like consistency. Furthermore, at that stage, the areca nut can only be sliced using a special scissors-like cutter.
Length: 21.5 cm / 8.5 inches
Width: 5 cm / 2 inches
Weight: 150 grams
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