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by RheinJie
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Curved Amputation knife
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Re: Curved Amputation knife

Made from steel with an ebony handle, this surgical knife was used for amputations. Its curved shape was typical of amputation knives of the period, when surgeons tended to make a circular cut through the skin and muscle around the bone before that was then cut with a saw.

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