Was going to post this pic in "what's in your box?", but I got a vintage Hedges English pewter snuff box today. I wanted something metal for more moist snuffs. It is a really nice looking and functioning snuffbox. The contents stay in and the lid stays shut. I guess this is the first pewter anything I have owned. I know a lot of metal has a metallic smell to it, but this thing reeks. My hands smell like metal, I read that you can deodorize metal with baking soda and vinegar and proceeded to clean it. It seemed to help, a little, I had my doubts, kinda vinegary. The A/O still has a metallic smell. But I was wondering if that is why there are not a lot of pewter boxes available, or used, I haven't seen any praise on this website? I haven't opened my tin of Hedges, should I just put that in there? Is pewter safe with the lead in it?
I'm looking at some other metal boxes, and one says its steel, but has a gold looking lining like the expensive silver ones. Can someone explain what I may be looking at? Ill post a picture if anyone cares. Thanks.