A set of early ​19th c. ​Weiss amputation knives

A set of early ​19th c. ​Weiss amputation knives


A set of early ​19th c. ​Weiss amputation knives


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Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


A set of early 19th-century Weiss single-edge amputation knives. The address  stamped on the blades (“WEISS  33 STRAND”)  dates the knives as having been made between 1811 and 1823. The edges of the handles are ridged for better purchase–see last image. There are hairlines on one side of the checkered ebony handles of two knives (see images), and some staining on the blades, but overall the knives are in very good condition. Weiss instruments from  the first quarter of the 19th century are scarce. The largest knife is 12.25″ or 30.6cm; the smallest is 11″ or 27.5cm.  

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974