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Swann Morton - world leaders in the manufacturing of surgical blades, scalpels & handles

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Swann-Morton are a Sheffield based company, founded in 1932 and have since become world leaders in the manufacturing of surgical blades, scalpels and handles. Their blades act as enabling tools for many professionals from all walks of life, as Swann-Morton offer consistency, reliability and cleverly combine their traditional blade making skills with the latest technologies. The main professionals consistently using Swann-Morton blades are Surgeons, Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Dentists and Veterinarians. Surgeons and Swann-Morton There are 34 blade shapes and 12 different handles made by Swann-Morton for their general Surgical Blade range. These blades are used throughout many types of theatres and practices, such as Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive surgery units. Blade size and...

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Trimming knife blades for carpet fitters

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We all like to do a great job and make our customers happy, however, you ideally need to have the right tools to back up your skill-set. Never is this truer than with carpet fitting, which requires a special type of blade for you to be able to implement any work to the best of your ability. For such applications, our trimming knife blades here at Prime Tooling are absolutely ideal. Coming in a range of sizes and quantities – with competitive pricing to boot – you’d be hard-pressed to find the products you need in a better place. To help back up why...

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Prime Tooling following Sheffield's proud history of quality knives & blades

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As a Sheffield based company supplying professionals, businesses and individuals with a range of cheap replacement blades & knives, Prime Tooling are proud of our Sheffield roots. Sheffield has a long history of quality knife making behind it, and our business is a testament to the Steel City’s fantastic reputation in the field of knife and tool making. Our selection of hooked blades and concave blades are second to none, and we will go out of our way to find the perfect knife or blade for your project. Our team of staff are committed to keeping the tradition of Sheffield knife making alive and...

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How Olfa’s innovation and quality create great craft knives

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Olfa blades and Olfa rotary cutters are not only one of the most distinctively designed you can buy they also come from a company with a record of innovation. Olfa’s name is even derived from the Japanese words for bend and break, a reflection of the snap-off blade they invented. The company founder, working in a printing company, found the blades they used for cutting paper became blunt quickly, but realised that other parts of the blade remained sharp as they were unused in the cut. Working from this observation he developed a blade with scored lines along the length...

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What makes Swann-Morton blades so good?

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Swann-Morton is perhaps best known as a manufacturer of surgical blades, but it’s that heritage that means their blades are excellent for art and craft knives. A brief history Swann-Morton boasts a proud history. Starting in the UK’s traditional heartland of steel production, Sheffield, the company began by manufacturing razor blades before specialising in surgical blades. It is also a pioneering company, while employee ownership might seem like a 21st century business model Swann-Morton was a pioneer, establishing an employee trust that part owned the company in the mid-1940s. Their products are made not by employees but by company owners...

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