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#295518 - 03/31/20 01:39 PM Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle
Craig_Thompson Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
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Loc: SE PA United States
Is there a holder for safely carrying a scalpel blade or two that also forms a handle or grip. I am thinking minimal and small.

I suppose at the absolute minimum a holder to hold & protect a blade or two would suffice. Most tasks for a scalpel blade, in an emergency situation, I presume, would not require a lot of force so holding the blade without a handle would not be too difficult.

I did a bit of searching in this forum and on the internet and did not find anything. My apologies if this has been discussed and I missed it.

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#295519 - 03/31/20 01:46 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3345
Loc: USA
Iím not aware of one right away; the closest to it that came to my mind is this: https://darksucks.com/collections/gear-gifts/products/epsilon-eko . I donít own one of these but I have other products from this maker and all of them are top notch. No affiliation.

If you donít mind my asking, whatís your use case? Other than medical use, my opinion has been that a small knife blade is better than a scalpel blade, for me at least.

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#295520 - 03/31/20 02:07 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Craig_Thompson Offline
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Thanks for that info.

My intended use is when a very sharp knife is needed. Probably medical though that is a very rare need.

A few scalpel blades take so little space I am exploring how to safely carry and use them.

Not a super high priority but if small enough I will try to incorporate into some of my activity packs.

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#295521 - 03/31/20 02:11 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Michael2 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/04
Posts: 50
There's this item for a keychain, if you want really small:

Spyderco Bug

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#295523 - 03/31/20 03:21 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 857
Loc: wellington, fl
Back in the beginning of my career, we used kelly clamps or hemostats to hold a scalpel blade or single edge razor blades when we didn't have access to a blade holder. A set of clamps and a bandage scissors were basic edc for staff nurse types, and covered most of the daily tool needs. Labor costs dictate that most er suture sets are disposable pakistani stainless rather than expensive german instruments. Cheap, functional forceps are now available in drug stores and anglers supply shops.

Or an exacto knife handle would work: sterilize with rubbing alcohol, another blast from the past.


Edited by nursemike (03/31/20 03:24 PM)
Edit Reason: exacto inspiration
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#295524 - 03/31/20 04:08 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2107
Loc: NE Wisconsin
There are folding scalpel handles, if that would help.

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#295525 - 03/31/20 04:13 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: KenK]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1606
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
not exactly a scalpel blade, but pretty darn sharp, I got one of these for Christmas.... about 1 1/4"x 2 3/4" when folded... there are other vendors

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/...mp;gclsrc=aw.ds

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#295526 - 03/31/20 04:42 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Russ Offline
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5329
Loc: SOCAL
You might want to check ó Folding Titanium Craft Scalpel Knife ó sold out now but the page is still up so CC probably expect more.

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#295527 - 03/31/20 06:09 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
Craig_Thompson Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 48
Loc: SE PA United States
The folding scalpel handles might be useful. I was hoping for even smaller. Might be unrealistic though.

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#295528 - 03/31/20 07:49 PM Re: Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle [Re: Craig_Thompson]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2107
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Having used scalpels back in college and grad school biology classes I struggle to imagine a survival or first aid reason to use one. They are so fragile and quick to dull. In an urgent need to cut flesh I have no doubt that my smaller, less commonly used knife blades would do the trick. My Swiss Army Knife blades are amazingly sharp, probably because I'm mostly using my Ritter knives for knife work.

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