Create Account

Enlarge Text

Q: I've had this for many years and thought it was to cut soft-boiled eggs. It's in the shape of a chicken and is marked "Ed Wusthof, Solingen, Germany." What is it and does it have any value?

A: It is indeed a pair of egg scissors used to cut off the top of soft-boiled eggs in the shell. After an egg is placed in an egg cup, the scissors' ring fits over the top and the blade cuts it off so the top of the egg is even with the top of the egg cup. Wusthof is a family-owned company that has been in business since 1814. Currently it makes knives, spatulas, kitchen shears, kitchen gadgets and accessories, bar tools, and manicure sets. Your egg scissors were probably made in the 1920s or later. Egg scissors like these show up for sale online occasionally for as little as $10.

egg scissors














Login to leave a comment.

Join The Discussion is pleased to share your comments. Your postings may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in our print publications. We encourage a variety of opinions, but ask that you refrain from profanity and hate speech. To post comments, you must be a registered user of Please remember that your username will appear with any comments you post.

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium