Offered for sale today is an antique single bladed spring-loaded lancet in excellent condition. It was made sometimes during 1800s to 1860s, and was used for general bloodletting – the opening of an artery, or more commonly a vein. The case is made of brass and the blade is steel. The spring works like it's new. It takes a bit of effort to cock the instrument, and when triggered, the blade hits very strong. We did try it on a piece of meat and it really works very well even if the blade lost its sharpness by now. However, we strongly recommend you don't sharpen or polish such antiques as you will most likely damage its value. The instrument comes in a custom-made old box but not original to the instrument.
A great medical antique that can be yours today.
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