I was at an antique shop last week and saw an item that was similar to one that I own. The tag on the item listed it as "grass snips".
Apparently the antique dealer had not had enough time to check on the item before placing it on the shelf. The fact of the matter was that the item was actually sheep shears. They were the type of shears that were used throughout the world prior to the advent of the electric clippers.
This type of sheep shears are still being produced and sold to those sheep farmers who prefer to shear their sheep the old fashioned way.