Tuesday, 22 July 2014
As it happens I now live in - well, near - Swann-Morton's home city. Sheffield, as many will know, is rightly famed for cutlery and high quality steels and Swann Morton's main business is surgical scalpel blades - while writing this I had a quick look at their website which is worth a look.
These days I tend to have two Swann-Morton knives - as pictured above. One with a newish blade (top) which gets used for slicing parts off sprue and detailed trimming. The other has an older blade - covered in paint, glue, filler etc. Eventually either the sharp blade breaks loses its tip at which point it becomes the scruffy knife an a new blade replaces it's filler-smeared chum.
Marcway Models in Sheffield rose to the occasion - a new knife with two blades costs around £1.50. I was planning to buy a few but my attention was drawn to...