Antique Amputation Kit

Item ID: 2380 | Category: Medical

Leather Cased Antique Amputation Kit by maker C Schmid. Very old and slightly tatty leather covered wooden case (no key), velvet lined, not quite complete but laden with macabre amputation equipment. There are a total of five amputation knives of various sizes used to cut skin and muscle in circular amputations, a gruesome amputation saw complete with spare blade, forceps, tweezers and an artery hook. There is also a spiral tourniquet used to stem bleeding, the cloth strap would be wrapped around the limb, and the metal screw tightened until the blood flow slowed. Box measures 42 x 13 x 8cms. A scarce & highly collectable medical item for the serious collector. (body parts shown in the picture are for scale only & were unharmed during filming).

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