A wrough iron amputation saw, late 17th century

A wrough iron amputation saw, late 17th century



47 cm lenght


end of 17th century

Countries of manufacture

Germany, France

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


A good wrough iron amputation saw, not signed, datable from the late 17th century and probably French or German.

The frame is nicely forged in early form with a decorative end.

The handle is not in ebony but made in a kind of strong wood (mahogany ? or European strong wood).

A very little lack of iron on one of the two fish-shaped ends and a play of 1 cm between the wooden handle and the beginning of the frame, otherwise fine original conditon.

Size : 47 cm total lenght, 27 cm for the blade.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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