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How Sharp Were Blades During the Middle Ages?

April 15, 2019

You’ve seen the movies. You’ve read the stories. Knights, kings and soldiers wielding swords are shown slicing through dragon scales and piercing armor. Others with less glamorous duties had to use tools to chop wood, build dwellings and prepare meals. Before they completed any of these tasks, did they need blade sharpening? Exactly how sharp were the blades during the Middle Ages? Were medieval swords really sharp enough to accomplish the feats we see on the big screen? How long would it have taken to gather lumber for winter firewood? Here’s the scoop from an expert in blade sharpening in... View Article

The Pros and Cons of Using a Classic Straight Razor Blade

April 1, 2019

How do you get a clean, close shave? What is your favorite method? Do you use a classic straight razor blade or Andis clippers in San Diego, CA? A straight razor blade is a traditional choice, for a variety of reasons. However, it isn’t necessarily the best choice. Which shaving technique is right for you? Weigh the following pros and cons of straight razor blades to decide which shaving method suits your lifestyle. If you decide clippers are the best option for you, we recommend Andis clippers in San Diego, CA. Pros Smoothness: A straight razor blade typically provides a... View Article

The History of the Scalpel

February 14, 2019

The scalpel is one of the oldest surgical instruments that is still used in medicine today. It dates back more than 10,000 years in various different forms, and began as flint and obsidian cutting tools that were used during the Stone Age. Today, of course, the technology has advanced significantly, with many different types of materials, safety measures and coatings in use—in conjunction with professional medical instrument sharpening in San Diego, CA—to provide scalpels and surgical knives for all types of purposes. In the beginning It’s difficult to say for certain exactly when humans began making knives specifically for surgical... View Article

How Surgical Equipment Has Evolved Over the Years

January 31, 2019

Many of the types of surgical instruments used in today’s medical facilities are similar to tools that were used in centuries past. As technology has evolved over the ages, there have, of course, been some significant upgrades, but the basic premise of many of these tools has remained the same. Since the early 19th century, most surgical equipment has been made using stainless steel, which is durable and easy to maintain and clean (obviously important for keeping them sterile). Tools have also become much more specialized—there are now surgical instruments for just about any type of specialization or surgical process... View Article

When Your Blade Cannot Be Sharpened

January 17, 2019

You are probably able to tell rather quickly by the quality of your clipping jobs if your dog clipper blades need to be re-sharpened. But there are some instances in which clipper blade sharpening in San Diego, CA won’t be able to restore the health of your blade, and you’ll have to replace it. Here’s a quick overview of what you should look at: Cutter teeth: The cutter is the very top blade of the blade set. The teeth are obviously the serrated part of the blade. If those teeth are broken, chipped or damaged in any way, they will... View Article