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Who sells scalpel blades/handles anymore?

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by arkfisher, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Is Surgical_Blades still around? It's been a while since I've been on here. I'm needing some, and can't find any of his posts.


  2. justin_b

    justin_b Just sayin...

    Amazon has good deals if you look. Check for Havels

  3. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    Or go to directly to http://www.havels.com/surgical-blades---scalpels.html
  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

  5. 3daddysinc.

    3daddysinc. 3Daddys taxidermy studio and wildlife attractants

    Why not just order them straight out of the Mckenzie catalog?
  6. Who sells scalpel blades/handles anymore?

    I just bought some off eBay. 8.99 for a box of 100 #10 with a handle and free shipping.

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  7. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    Thats why.
  8. Thanks guys, Have some on the way now!
  9. Texashillcountry

    Texashillcountry Active Member

    $8.95 a box of 100 on ebay. Just bought another 3 boxes. Comes out of Florida.
  10. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Good luck with those "$8.95 a 100" blades.

    You are the same guys saying the guy down the street charges $250 for deer heads. Those blades are cheap for a reason - just like that guy's $250 deer. What will take one Havel blade to work will require 4 or 5 of the cheap ones. I guarantee you that some of my Havels that get discarded after use are still shaper than those cheapa blades you just put on your scalpel. The handles are made in Pakistan I'd bet and some fit, some are too big for the blade and some fit so loosely, they fall off when you're skinning. You get what you pay for.
  11. Fogvalley

    Fogvalley New Member

    X2 good price on 4 boxes


    agree with goerge!
  13. jibbyducks

    jibbyducks New Member

    Yeah, I agree with George. The cheap ones are sort of like throwing money away. www.havels.com is the way to go. They often run a two for one sale on 100 ct boxes of blades. Add shipping and you only come out a few bucks ahead but its the way I go.
  14. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    The worst deal I ever bit on was 1000 blades for $50 on eBay. It would take 4 or 5 to cape out a deer, whereas, Haval's blades will do 1 or 2 deer, depending on how much bone you hit. I also agree with George on this one. If you buy the Florida blades, at least get the heavy duty ones. They are much better than the lowest priced ones.
  15. Justin P.

    Justin P. Active Member

    The cheap ones are junk. But what the hell do we know.
  16. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Re: Who sells scalpel blades/handles anymore?

    I use the cheap ones lol....for what its worth I can do a couple deer with one....blades stay on just fine. For some reason when I opened this thread I knew there would be controversy...go figure, I was right! Tell you what, to the original poster, order some "cheap" ones, if they don't suit you, use them up and order expensive ones. Its a no brainer...

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  17. Justin P.

    Justin P. Active Member

    Josh, you must have gotten some good cheap ones, LOL.
    I worked for a guy that didn't use scalpels. He couldn't stand the idea of buying blades for me so he bought some cheap ones. Man they were terrible but if you didn't have anything to compare them to they were probably awesome.
  18. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    LOL Justin, you can lead them to water but you can't make them drink. As I've said a hundred times here,(1) you owe it to yourself to invest in the very best you can afford. amd (2) if you can't "afford" them, then you aren't charging enough for your work. My scalpel blades are free. My customers pay for every one of them. If yours aren't, go back and read #2.
  19. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Re: Who sells scalpel blades/handles anymore?

    My customers buy mine to George, they just don't cost as much ;) honestly, they work for me so I don't mind. I did three Capes yesterday with one before it started getting dull....mostly because I was hitting bone. Mine came out of PA off Ebay ?? Its funny, these threads...i could talk about something completely irrelevant and someone would have to say...no no, I do it this way. Lots of good advice, twice as much bs.

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  20. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Josh, in all sincerity, I'm sure they do work for you. I nearly cut my foot off a few years back because the "sharp" i demand of my tools is obviously different from the sharpness others demand. To me, the blade is dull as soon as it doesn't cut as soon as it touches the skin. That's especially important to me around the eyes and removing the oil glands from the eyelids.