Re: [Histonet] Sliding microtome blade, a-profile

From:Robert Chiovetti


Boy, it's been *forever* since I've seen an a-profile blade.

If you get in a bind, you might want to talk to the folks at DelawareDiamond Knives (800-222-5143).  Besides diamond tools and knives, thecan also help with special profile tungsten carbide blades... at least they used to do this.  You mighthave to send them your knife as an example so they can measure it, andI'm sure it won't be cheap.  But it might be worth a try.  Their website is

Good Luck!

Bob Chiovetti 
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----- Original Message ----
From: Bob Nienhuis 
To: Histonet 
Sent: Monday, April 7, 2008 10:51:48 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Sliding microtome blade, a-profile

Can anyone point me to a source for an a-profile blade
for an AO 860 sliding microtome?

FYI, the a-profile blades had a concave upper surface
and a flat lower surface. Generally used for cutting
celloidin sections.

Bob Nienhuis
Neurobiology Research, M/S 151A3
UCLA / VA Medical Center
North Hills, CA
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