Here are some scalpels I own, plus some high-grade tweezers.
I've got other stuff too, like a real stethoscope.
The #11, shown here in a single-use, plastic model, is at the
bottom. Its chief virtue is the sharply angled and extremely sharp point, used for
making a small slice from an exact spot. The two above that are multiple-use
stainless steel handles fitted with disposable #10 blades, used for less precise but
longer incisions and other cutting. It's usually the #10 you see on TV, because it's
the #10 that's used for the initial incision into chests and abdomens. The tweezers at the top are Swiss-made and would be suitable for removal of a
wood splinter from your finger or bilateral corneal transplants, whichever you prefer.
I won't be able to autoclave any of the instruments for your free surgery, but I can swoosh 'em around in my mug of beer
first if that'd make you feel any better.
Mrs. Smith's leg
"It's my baby"