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Replacement surgical blades for Swann Morton scalpel handles

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Greensands03/11/2021 14:52:30
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Hi - Can anyone suggest a source of replacement surgical blades for Swann Morton scalpel handles available in small quantities as opposed to packets of 100 which seem to be the norm.. The top photo shows handle No.3 which takes blade size #10 and a second handle No.4 for which I do not have the blade number

Bizibilder03/11/2021 14:56:42
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Any model shop should have them or try any online model shop. Wonderland models has packs of 10 blades for 99p (usual disclaimer). do check though as some shops charge considerably more!!

Brian Wood03/11/2021 15:05:37
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Hello Greensands,

Google 'Swann Moreton Scalpel blades' as I've just done and you will find hosts of suppliers selling in small quantities (eg packs of 5)

Regards

Brian

Greensands03/11/2021 15:16:27
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Must confess to only having looked on ebay as I much prefer to pay using Paypal but happy to expand my search

Dave Daniels03/11/2021 15:43:30
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I use these :

https://www.scalpelsandblades.co.uk/index.php

They have the craft knife kit also.

D.

Nick Clarke 303/11/2021 16:06:03
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And also look for the very useful remover/disposal box!

Far safer than using small pliers - don't ask me how I know!!!

Speedy Builder503/11/2021 16:18:58
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Artist supply shops - all good graphic artists use scalpels!

Dave Halford03/11/2021 17:19:25
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Or you can re-sharpen with a polishing mop, makes Exacto blades sharper than new

Edited By Dave Halford on 03/11/2021 17:19:38

MichaelR03/11/2021 18:37:56
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As a satisfied customer Squires Model & Craft Tools have a good selection of Swan Morten Blades, Boxes of 5 and upwards.

www.squirestools.com

Edited By MichaelR on 03/11/2021 18:43:17

Csl5503/11/2021 18:48:31
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i would use axminster or amazon as first call.

old mart03/11/2021 18:58:18
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Remember not to buy the surgical ones which are sterilised by gamma radiation, they cost more. One of mine is retractable which makes storage a lio safer.

Robert Atkinson 203/11/2021 18:59:32
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Posted by Greensands on 03/11/2021 15:16:27:

Must confess to only having looked on ebay as I much prefer to pay using Paypal but happy to expand my search

ebay don't allow the sale of knives so you should not find many on there.frown

Robert G8RPI.

Derek Lane03/11/2021 19:10:09
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Chat up a nurse or twodevil

Neil Wyatt03/11/2021 20:24:35
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Posted by Dave Halford on 03/11/2021 17:19:25:

Or you can re-sharpen with a polishing mop, makes Exacto blades sharper than new

Edited By Dave Halford on 03/11/2021 17:19:38

I use a fine diamond slip, never makes them as good as new though!

Sam Longley 103/11/2021 20:33:24
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They look like the ones I collect from Balsa Cabin in Maldon, Essex, in packs of 5. They do have a website so one can check which size you require & there is a phone No on the website.

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 03/11/2021 20:33:38

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 03/11/2021 20:36:30

Michael Gilligan03/11/2021 21:02:46
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Posted by Greensands on 03/11/2021 14:52:30:

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The top photo shows handle No.3 which takes blade size #10 and a second handle No.4 for which I do not have the blade number

 

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I think there may be some confusion regarding the numbering … To the best of my knowledge, the number on the blade identifies the shape of the blade : I certainly have several shapes of blade, all of which fit any of my handles.

I’ve been meaning to find a chart, for my own purposes, so will share it here [if and when]

Incidentally, as no-one else seems to have asked … are you parting-off rubber rings, or what ?

MichaelG.

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Edit: __ This should get us started: 

https://www.swann-morton.com/product_ranges.php

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2021 21:07:28

Michael Gilligan03/11/2021 21:18:08
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Slightly off-topic, but … I find this handle very comfortable to use: **LINK**

https://www.swann-morton.com/product/164.php

MichaelG.

Simon Williams 303/11/2021 21:41:54
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I've certainly bought packets of blades on ebay in small quantities of 20 or so at a time, but this seems to be no longer an option. It looks like you can buy a handle bundled with replacement blades but a very limited selection..

Pretty sure I've got some shape 10 blades to fit your number 3 handle you can have, IIRC they come in a little silver foil packet of 5 but won't be sterile. I've got other shapes as well so it's as well MichaelG has found the encyclopedia of SwannMorton.

I doubt if I've got anything to fit a number 4 handle but I will check in the morning. Maybe you can recognise the shape of blade you need from the SwannMorton catalogue. If you would like to advise what shape you want if I do have some you're welcome.

If you're interested drop me a PM.

Rgds Simon

edit - correction I think you'll find that shape blade in the number 3 handle is a 10A

Edited By Simon Williams 3 on 03/11/2021 21:58:40

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