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Authentic Civil War Era Traveling Surgeon's Lancet with Tortoise Shell Handle
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Here is a neat original Civil War era medical item. This is an original surgeon's traveling lancet scalpel that measures 3-3/8ths inches in overall length with the blade itself making up 1-3/8ths of those inches. These folded up like a pocket knife so they could be more easily carried in a small space. They were quite popular with traveling physicians of the day to be used for draining wounds. This is the multipiece construction used during the Civil War era they later realized that this multipiece construction would allow bacteria to grow more easily than the single piece construction used in later years. The handle is made of 2 nice piece of tortoiseshell that has deterioration but displays quite well. On the side of the blade itself you can see the stamped maker's mark of Maw. This is a nice and still affordable piece of Civil War era medical history.

Item #: B8318
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$59.00 USD
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