medieval scalpel

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hellize
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medieval scalpel

Postby hellize » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm

Good evening girls and boys! :)
I have a medieval field scalpel to show today.
It has a nice, solid full tang construction, not that some one would actually need to force this baby into making a clean cut on a wounded warrior who's got a splintered lance standing out of his chest after a cavalry assault. Uh... that gash is large enough already!
And the blade's handsome curve also makes the occasional on site battlefield amputation a kind of micro-holiday instead of a gory agony, as its delicate edge skates around the skin, revealing and peeling the muscles and tendons off till the bone's snowy whiteness underneath gets visible.
Sharpness is the key, my good friend. The only thing easing the horror and pain of such a gruesome but possibly lifesaving act.
And sharpness does she have! ;)

Her full length is 21.5 cm / 8.5 inch. The edge is 10.5 cm / 4.13 inch long.
The handle is made of bamboo, with copper pins.
I forged the blade of 5160 and L6. It is of san mai construction. The edge is made of 5160.
The sheath is made of thick cow hide.
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Re: medieval scalpel

Postby doglegg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 pm

Another gorgeous knife even though a little schizophrenic in personality. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: medieval scalpel

Postby hellize » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:13 pm

doglegg wrote:Another gorgeous knife even though a little schizophrenic in personality. ::tu:: ::tu::


Hey, everyone's a crackpot, deep... inside... :)
Thanks!
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Re: medieval scalpel

Postby Doc B » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:27 pm

Probably a "micro-holiday" anytime one gets to use it!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: medieval scalpel

Postby Steve Warden » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:36 am

I believe that if you're not a little bit crazy, you'll soon go insane!

Nice knife!!!!
Take care and God bless,

Steve
TSgt USAF, Retired

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Re: medieval scalpel

Postby hellize » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:44 am

Doc B wrote:Probably a "micro-holiday" anytime one gets to use it!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

:D
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Re: medieval scalpel

Postby hellize » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 am

Steve Warden wrote:I believe that if you're not a little bit crazy, you'll soon go insane!

Nice knife!!!!

hehe, yeah, there might be some truth in that :D
Glad you like it!
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