They're also kind of neat looking, but I couldn't figure out why the blades didn't come together when the handles did...or why the blades are a completely different metal than the handles.
Google explained it. These are Lambert interchangable blade barber scissors. The barber would unscrew the scissors and send in the dull blades for sharpening while using the handles with a different pair of blades.
Hubby made them sharp and now I'm using them for snipping yarn and embroidery floss. Teenage Son says he's going to take them apart and put them together the right way.
After the sharpener was put away and Hubby had moved on to other things, I found these in a plastic pencil box...
They came from Grandma's house and I have no idea if they were hers or if they came from an auction or estate sale. I just know that now I can tuck a different pair in every project bag. I love the pair with the fancy handles and holes for hanging from a chain, but I'd probably wind up stabbing myself in the chest if I tried wearing them.