Sunday, 24 November 2013

What is this old implement found in Finnish households?

I found this little metal tongs in my collection.

Can you guess what it is?

It was an implement used in Finnish households many tens of years ago. I remember using it as a little girl!

It is a sugar cone or loaf cutter.

In the old days we did not get sugar in pieces or even as refined powder. We had to buy a cone or a loaf of sugar.

Every house had one of these cutters to cut the cones into small piece.

Of late I have been using jaggery, which is much more healthy than refined sugar. The jaggery comes in blocks.

I tried this sugar cutter and I got some great small nice pieces of jaggery!

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