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Thursday, July 9, 2009

In Case of Archery Accident. . . .

Arrow Remover (1500s)

Not much is known about this tool, but it is hypothesized that it was inserted into the wound in a contracted position, with the central shaft used to grasp the arrow. The blades, which appear to have their sharp edges facing outward, were then expanded using the scissor-like handles, thus expanding the flesh around the arrow to prevent the arrowhead from ripping through the meat as it was pulled out.

link: 20 Scary Old School Surgical Tools - Surgical Technologist

Hat tip: Coilhouse


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