Here are the scissors I spoke of yesterday.
They were in my mother's stuff, and could possibly be from my grandmother. She was from Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. Obviously they were seamstresses and tailors there because that is what they did here in America. My grandmother's aunt Wilhelmina Pottharst took my grandmother as an apprentice and she worked for her until Mimi's death when I was about 5.
These scissors are German made. Graef & Schmidt (or Braef, there is some rust there I can't make it out perfectly on the first letter) on one side. The other side says J. A. Henchels Twin Works, Germany.
They have that curious cut out. What do you think they were used for?