Custom knifemakers also do scissors?

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum Archive' started by Don Powell, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. Don Powell

    Don Powell

    Sep 21, 2001
    A plastic surgeon asked me today if I thought a knifemaker
    would make small scissors that would really hold and edge?
    I told him that I would ask.
  2. bandaidman


    Feb 11, 2001
    Have seen a few gents knives with scissors (Japanese maker, cant remember who). It is certainly possible for a custom maker to make one but the cost would be high, even in comparison with high end factory surgical stuff.

    At work I'm stuck with Pakistani (disposable) or simple stainless German stuff but they are adequate.

    There are titanium and tungsten carbide iris scissors made. All the good surgical stuff is German and occ. English. Prefer the tungsten carbide and I use it in my flytying, but not at work.
  3. Don Powell

    Don Powell

    Sep 21, 2001
    Dan, Thanks for the reply. The doctor knows that they will be
    very expensive. I think he also likes the idea of someone
    making scissors just for him. I knew that some surgical scissors
    have tungsten on the edges. They seem to chip or dull as they
    contact other instruments during processing. I don't know if one
    of the high Vanadium alloys would be better.
  4. fisk

    fisk National Living Treasure & Subject Matter Expert Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 31, 1999
    Jim Corrado used to. He is in Glide Orgeon. 505 496 3951 is his phone. Good luck.
  5. Don Powell

    Don Powell

    Sep 21, 2001
    Thanks Mr. Fisk, I will pass on the info.
  6. Richard Furrer

    Richard Furrer

    Sep 16, 2001
    Does the guy want them for surgery or home use? Or does he do surgey at home? ;)
    If your going to have a pair made for non surgery why not go the full route and make them pretty -- use pattern-welded.

    I have not make a set, but I would like to give it a try.

    Richard Furrer

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