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Set of four Liston-type amputation knives, London, England,

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Liston-type knives are long-bladed knives with one completely sharp edge and are used for various amputations. They are named after their designer, Robert Liston (1794-1847), the pioneering Scottish surgeon. These particular knives have textured handles to improve grip, although this was a feature that Liston described as unnecessary. Krohne & Sesemann were half brothers who set up a surgical instrument making business in London in 1860 and supplied many of the London hospitals. maker: Krohne and Sesemann Place made: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom


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