Scissors, Stainless Steel
German surgical instruments are known for their quality. These are constructed of the finest German steel by master craftsmen.
Spring scissors are uniquely designed for ambidextrous use as either left-handed scissors or right-handed scissors. The action on these surgical scissors allows you to pinch the two blades together. The way they fit into your hand offers great visibility and incredible control. Spring scissors are designed for neurosurgical, vascular and microsurgical uses. Because spring scissors cut by shearing, they reduces the crushing damage to tissue. The fine tips are ideal for use in very restricted spaces.
Here's some tips on selecting an appropriate pair of spring scissors:
Curved tips on spring scissors are useful when you need to avoid cutting underlying tissue.
Heavier blades on your surgical scissors are helpful when a thick tissue or vessel is to be cut.
The length of the surgical scissor tips can help with the depth of the incision, because shorter tips are perfect for near-to-surface incision, while longer tips are best for deep incisions.
Most of WPI's spring scissors are constructed of high quality, surgical grade, stainless steel. WPI's German stainless steel instruments are the premium line. Some spring scissors are also available in titanium.
Our standard scissors all have ring handles. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes for any research application. Tips may be straight, curved, angled or bent.
You can typically recognize the construction style of scissors based on the following color code:
Black handled rings indicate SuperCut scissors.
Gold handles indicate that the scissors have Tungsten Carbide inserts.
One gold handle and one black handle indicates that the scissors are SuperCut and have Tungsten Carbide inserts.
Blue instruments are typically titanium.
These scissors can be used left handed.