Folding Scalpel’

Shape – craft



Design and make a small knife that can be mass or batch produced. The design should be based around the disposable scalpel blades made by Swann Morton, and the finished design should be feasible for inclusion into their range.
Many people who carry folding knives do not sharpen them. This product is designed to offer customers a convenient precision cutting instrument. A range of Swann Morton blades can be fitted to the knife including 6, 10a, 11, 15, 15a and 15c but the piece was designed initially with a number 10 blade. The simplicity of the design reduces the moving parts to a minimum and unlike traditional folding knives the mechanism is unlikely to stick and grind under difficult or adverse conditions.