High and low profile blades
High and low profile blades
SELECTING THE CORRECT BLADE

C L Sturkey Inc
Excellence in Microtome knives for 60 years

Sturkey blades are as good as the best, and some think better than over‐priced brands, at near twice the price.
When aiming for excellent sections and great blade durability, it is important to match blades to the job.

At high performance levels, blades are good for fairly specific tasks:

  • 'Select' for 2µm sections of soft tissue, but with little durability
  • Feather R35 is similar to our 'Select' or 'Silver' blades
  • 'Silver' for 2‐4 µm sections and improved durability
  • 'Extremus' for 4µm and thicker sections, excellent durability
  • 'Diamond' is for hard materials, even small bones
  • 'Gold' is particularly useful for cryo sections
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Selecting the right microtome knife
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Microtome blade
UDT315S50
Select blade dispenser
Select blade dispenser
DISPOSABLE LOW PROFILE MICROTOME KNIVES, STURKEY SELECT

Among the very best histo blades for producing 2µm wrinkle-free sections. The Select disposable microtome blade has been fashioned using state-of-the-art grinding and coating techniques. Teflon coated blades facilitate the thinnest sections to glide, wrinkle-free, from the cutting-edge. Select blades are ideal for all thin sectioning of soft tissues in paraffin and for cryostat use.
Dispenser holds 50 blades.

Samples available on request.

UDT315S50
Microtome blades, disposable, low profile, Sturkey Select
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD118.00
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Sturkey Silver disposable microtome blades
UDT315R50 Sturkey Silver disposable microtome blades
DISPOSABLE LOW PROFILE MICROTOME KNIVES, "Silver"

Sturkey's "Silver" disposable knives have a PTFE coated edge, thereby minimising compression and making possible routine two or three micrometre sections from wax specimen blocks.
Dimensions: low profile, standard thickness, 76 x 8 x 0.25mm.

Dispensers: The slide on top of the dispenser pushes a single blade forward for mounting in a holder. Knives cannot be moved backwards into the holder. Spent blades may be disposed of within the base of the device; a slot is provided on either side and near the top of the black base.

UDT315R50
Microtome blades, disposable, low profile, Sturkey Silver
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD116.00
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Feather R35 Microtome blades
Feather R35 Microtome blades
DISPOSABLE LOW PROFILE MICROTOME BLADES, FEATHER R35

R35 "Routine"
For thin sectioning of paraffin embedded tissue blocks. Especially suited for routine microtomy operations. Double coating increases edge strength and durability even when sectioning right after trimming with the same blade position.


Specially hardened cutting edge. Very good for ribbon sectioning. Suitable for routine or hard tissue. Length 80mm, cutting angle 35 degrees.
Blades made in Japan.

Disposable microtome blades dispenser
UDM-R35 diagram Disposable microtome blades dispenser
Disposable microtome blades dispenser
UDM-R35 Disposable microtome blades dispenser
UDM-R35
Microtome blades, disposable, low profile, Feather R35
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD216.00
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Disposable low profile microtome blades
UDT315X50 dispenser 50 blades Disposable low profile microtome blades
DISPOSABLE LOW PROFILE MICROTOME BLADES, "EXTREMUS™"

Durable, high performance, low profile. EXTREMUS™ rivals the best blades in thin sectioning ability - judged by looking at the fully prepared section. EXTREMUS™ exceeds all makes in durability; it is the most economical knife available. Tarsan™ coated.

Samples are available on request.

UDT315X50
Microtome blades, disposable, low profile, Sturkey EXTREMUS™
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD117.00
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Disposable Sturkey gold high profile microtome blades
UD554G Disposable Sturkey gold high profile microtome blades
Gold high profile microtome blades
UD554G50 Gold high profile microtome blades
DISPOSABLE HIGH PROFILE MICROTOME BLADES, "Gold"

The gold-coloured titanium nitrate coating lowers friction and strengthens the edge. Unlike the low profile, polymer coated knives, 2 & 3 micrometre sections are not possible. These knives are more robust and excellent for routine histology and tougher specimens. They are commonly used in cryostats.
Dimensions: high profile, heavy duty thickness, 76 x 14 x 0.43mm.
Dispensers: These disposable knives are packed in a well designed bulk dispenser. Pressing a button lifts a single blade for safe removal. On the underside the dispenser accepts spent blades for safe disposal. The high profile 'Gold' dispenser contains 120 blades.

Samples are available on request.

High profile microtome blade
UD554G - High profile microtome blade
UD554G
Microtome blades, disposable, high profile, Sturkey Gold
AUD255.00
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UD554G50
Microtome blades, disposable, high profile, Sturkey Gold
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD123.00
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Standard dispenser
Standard dispenser
DISPOSABLE MICROTOME BLADES, "Diamond"

"Diamond" blades are specially designed for cutting small bones, plastic, hard tissues for use in cryostats. The coating is incredibly durable and able to withstand plenty of abuse. These blades are not recommended for general paraffin sections.

See link on top of this page to tungsten carbide "disposable blades". These and TC knives are best for very hard, resin-embedded specimens; these knives can cut undecalcified solid bone.

Samples are available on request.

UD554D50
Microtome blades, disposable, high profile, Sturkey Diamond
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD170.00
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UDT315D50
Microtome blades, disposable, low profile, Sturkey Diamond
10% DISCOUNT FOR 10
AUD149.00
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Very hard specimens may require plastic embedding prior to sectioning with a tungsten carbide blade or knife

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UYDBH-170B Blade holder for low and high profile disposable microtome blades
UYDBH-170B Blade holder for low and high profile disposable microtome blades
MICROTOME BLADE HOLDER

Microtome blade holder, 182mm length, mounting the disposable blade low profile, stainless steel material. For use in the histopathology, research lab, and for sample preparation in the industrial quality assurance lab.

UYDBH‐170B combines the quality cutting characteristics of reusable blades with the convenience and consistency of disposable blades.

Features

  • These versatile blade holders are designed to readily accommodate blades of differing thickness. Such adaptability allows the histologist maximum flexibility especially when difficult tissues are encountered. When used with thick blades (like the 1.2mm TC) the two screws need to be loosened to close the locking lever.
  • These blade holders are durable and less susceptible to nicks and normal wear and tear.
  • Easy to use
  • The quality and convenience of disposable blades are available for all rotary microtomes and cryostats.
  • The blade holder allows the use of both high and low profile blades.


Dimensions are: Length: 185mm, Width: 32.5mm, Thickness 9.5mm. Roughly wedge‐shaped.

UYDBH-170B-X
Blade holder for low and high profile disposable microtome blades
AUD302.00
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Microtome knife style A
UTA125 Microtome knife style A
Microtome knife style D
UTA125 Microtome knife style D
PERMANENT MICROTOME KNIVES

The illustrated styles are available in 5 standard sizes. Manufactured to close tolerances in heavy duty stainless steel, with a chromium nitrate coating for added corrosion protection. Each knife is supplied in a custom wooden case. Extra knife cases, knife handles and honing backs are available.
These are equal to the very best microtome knives available.
If ordering, fax a tracing of the knife's cross-section and include a 50mm line as a scale bar since faxes can change scale. These knives are custom made.
International freight cost: These knives are drop-shipped by the manufacturer. The indicated price is your total cost in AUD; there is no additional freight charge.

UTA125
Microtome knife, style A 125mm
AUD438.00
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UTA160
Microtome knife, style A 160mm
AUD483.00
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UTA185
Microtome knife, style A 185mm
AUD500.00
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UTA220
Microtome knife, style A 220mm
AUD640.00
ea
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UTA250
Microtome knife, style A 250mm
AUD719.00
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UTD125
Microtome knife, Style D 125mm
AUD438.00
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UTD160
Microtome knife, Style D 160mm
AUD483.00
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UTD185
Microtome knife, Style D 185mm
AUD499.00
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UTD220
Microtome knife, Style D 220mm
AUD630.00
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UTD250
Microtome knife, Style D 250mm
AUD719.00
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Histology Knife Profiles
Histology Knife Profiles
SHARPENING OF MICROTOME AND TUNGSTEN CARBIDE KNIVES

We can sharpen these with a turn-around time of about three weeks. Prices include return freight to Australian destinations. New Zealand customers, please add $25 for additional freight cost; this would cover one or several knives in one shipment. Overseas customers please ask for a freight quote.
Note: Prices are subject to verification of knife type and condition.
The number refers to the knife length e.g. US185C is for sharpening up to a 185mm knife with "C" profile. "C" profile means a single bevel along the entire cutting edge (most knives). "D" profile refers to knives that have two different bevels along the edge.

The non-tungsten carbide knives include cryostat knives.

UD082
Resharpen tungsten carbide knife, 160mm
AUD454.00
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UD083
Resharpen tungsten carbide knife, 170mm
AUD468.00
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US170C
Resharpen C profile microtome knife, up to 170mm
AUD139.00
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US170D
Resharpen D profile microtome knife, up to 170mm
AUD146.00
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US185C
Resharpen C profile microtome knife, 185-220mm
AUD153.00
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US185D
Resharpen D profile microtome knife, 185-220mm
AUD158.00
ea
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US300C
Resharpen C profile microtome knife, 250-300mm
AUD165.00
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US300D
Resharpen D profile microtome knife, 250-300mm
AUD169.00
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