RE: C.L. Sturkey Disposable Blades

From:"Gladney, Diane C"

I also use the Sturkey low profile blades. They are of superior quality and
seem to hold their edge longer than other blades. But we use Edge Rite from
Richard Allen in our cryostat because the cryostat is a Microm HM 505 made
by Richard Allen and their blades are the only ones that will fit properly
in the blade holder. They are very good blades to cut frozen sections with
(high profile). The Sturkey blades that we use are the silver low profile
blades. I also have some of their high profile blades that are great for
cutting bone, etc. Hope that this helps.

Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!


Diane C. Gladney, HT(ASCP)
Moncrief Army Community Hospital
Dept. of Pathology, Histology Section
Ft. Jackson, SC 29207-5600

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick M. Haley []
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 10:11 PM
To: DeLovino, Salvacion S.;
Subject: Re: C.L. Sturkey Disposable Blades

    I use C.L. Sturkey's low profile Silver and Gold edge blades. The Silver
cut equally to AccuEdge and are much cheaper in price! The ribbons may have
a slightly different appearance (coated with a different material??) then
AccuEdge, but the stained sections are of equal or better quality.
    The Gold blades work well for decalcified samples, and I have found that
I can sections more skin bx's with the Gold. I think the Gold coated blades
hold up better when sectioning hard (keratinized, calcified, ect) samples.
    Check out their web site at  They  have a very helpful
customer relations staff and will send you free samples. If you have any
questons, please email me personally at

Pat Haley
Histotechnologies, inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "DeLovino, Salvacion S." 
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 1:43 PM
Subject: Disposable Blades

> Hello to Histonetters!
> I would like to know what brand of disposable blades you use in your lab.
> want to try some other brands in the market but could not decide which is
> the best least expensive ones if there's such thing. Hope this is not
> against histonet rules. Thank you all and happy holidays!!!
> Salvacion Delovino, HTL (ASCP)

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