A good and rare sdjustable, double bladed “Valentine” scalpel for cosmetic/reconstructive surgery. Designed to cut sections of new skin of various width for skin grafting, the cutting edges are perfect. Slight oxidation of the bright steel but no rust. Thumb screws to adjust width with a small locking collar once the desired width is obtained. The handle can be unlocked for use as a single blade if desired. 6 3/4″ overall length. no case. c. 1880.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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