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    Found a catalog online of all their surgical gizmos, only razor they had was the one pictured below.
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    That said i totally agree with Wullie its a microtome.
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    So what is the crowd consensus on this oddity? Would it function as a shaver?? And how much of a P.I.T.A. would it be to hone? I'm not too worried about the possibility of contaminants from whatever biomass they sliced with it: Barbercide after some 2k sand paper should be more than enough precaution.

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    I've used one like that before. I don't remember the name of it.
    The pivot pin has a rivet head on one side and a slot cut around it's diameter on the other end. The latch slides up into the shaft slot to lock the pivot pin in place and you can tighten it up enough to hold the blade locked into position.
    The reason for the design is easier sterilization and you can change out the blades for different sizes depending on what your needs are. The one I used was in a black felt lined case with 6 different blades, a 1" wide paddle strop, and a small black arkie stone.

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    And yes that is a microtome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by criswilson10 View Post
    I've used one like that before. I don't remember the name of it.
    The pivot pin has a rivet head on one side and a slot cut around it's diameter on the other end. The latch slides up into the shaft slot to lock the pivot pin in place and you can tighten it up enough to hold the blade locked into position.
    The reason for the design is easier sterilization and you can change out the blades for different sizes depending on what your needs are. The one I used was in a black felt lined case with 6 different blades, a 1" wide paddle strop, and a small black arkie stone.

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    And yes that is a microtome.
    Wow! Sounds like you have quite the unit/kit! Picswould be nice . Or am I correct in assuming that it was a loaner or something like that?

    I think these are really neat, from a historical perspective. But I don't like the idea of paying to curate things. Still over two weeks left on this one...
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    The one I used belong to a professor that needed my steadier hands for a section cut and he let me use his kit because he didn't trust the automatic sectioner.
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    Ah, so you did not shave with it, right?
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