RE: dissecting knife info needed

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From:"McCollough, Carol" <>
To:"'Kathy Oprea'" <>,
Date:Thu, 23 Sep 1999 08:19:18 -0400
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Pathco makes a double-edged blade handle (cost about $44) and double-edged
blades to fit it.  FYI, the blades are essentially the same as carpet knives
you can buy in your local super-home-do-it-yourself store.  I buy mine from
VWR (800-234-9300) because I can get them in packs of 100.  They are not
sterile.  Handle is item # 25861-012, blades are item  #25861-010.

Regards -
Carol B. McCollough, HT(ASCP)
Diagnostics & Histology Laboratory Manager
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
904 S. Morris Street
Oxford, MD 21654

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Oprea []
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 5:28 PM
Subject: dissecting knife info needed

Hi fellow histologist & vendors!
Is there a dissecting knife on the market that is double bladed? (for 
cutting in soft tissue) We receive numerous soft tissue masses...that 
are sent for margin study. A representative section is taken-through 
the center of the mass and processed for paraffin sectioning. It 
seems that I have seen or heard of a double blade dissecting knife 
that would make it much easier- than using a single blade. 
I am having a difficult time wording this inquiry! I don't know if it 
has anything to do with the time of day?!?!?!?
Thank you in advance,
Kathy Oprea

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 Kathy Oprea                     
 University of Georgia          
 College of Veterinary Medicine  
 Athens, GA 30602-7388            
The worker who's never said "Thank
God it's Friday," probably never
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