Nickel Note circa 1941

During WWII there was a shortage of nickel. Nickel hardens steel and it was used for armoring. I don't know what the finish is on this pair. It is not silver plated, like some from this era were. See Silver Note that was included with silver plated shears. If you save the 300 dpi image behind the web-size image, then print at 300 dpi, you can print a reproduction.