Blog | Larson Sharpening, Inc. - Part 3

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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

The Differences Between Various Dog Clipper Blades

January 3, 2019

There are some dog owners who occasionally like to try to groom their dogs themselves. Of course, there are a lot of special types of equipment necessary, as well as some knowhow involved in making sure you’re giving your pup a proper cut. The biggest area of confusion tends to arise in terms of which clippers should be used during the grooming process. There are many different sizes of dog clippers, and those different sizes are often meant for use on different breeds and different types of hair. This means the type of clipper you choose must both work for... View Article

Here’s Why You Need a Professional to Sharpen Your Knives

November 14, 2018

If you do a lot of cooking, you know just how important it is to have sharp knives in your kitchen at all times. But you might be stunned by how many people work with dull knives on a regular basis. Not only is this ineffective for cutting, but it’s also dangerous—dull knives can slip and cause you to cut yourself. People often do not even consider bringing their knives to a professional blade sharpener in CA, in part because they don’t always know they exist, but also because they think that they can get the same results out of... View Article