The maker of the Triangular and the 160mm TC knives produce a range of microscopy related products. We can supply these on request.
16cm Tungsten Carbide Applications
- MMA sectioning of bone and hard materials
- Frozen sections of bone and hard materials
- GMA sections of hard tissue
- Arterial stents embedded in MMA
- Composites of plastic materials with metal or fibre fillers
- Study of coatings / cohesion on various material
- Outstanding section quality with consistency
- One‐week turnaround time on new knives
- Start‐up technical assistance through large network of users
- Unconditional guarantee
- Productive versus hand‐grinding
- Easily cuts through a variety of densities
Recommended for: Hard tissue, bone or material embedded in MMA or GMA, frozen
Material: 100% solid high grade tungsten carbide
Cutting edge: 160mm
Blade height: 34.4mm
Cutting angles available: 35°, 45°, 55°
Section thickness: 1‐15 microns
A special cryo tungsten carbide knife is available for cryo applications. For ease of handling and use of the full 16mm edge length, the tungsten carbide blade is embedded in a steel holder. However, the two knives are interchangeable, both can be used in a cryostat or a rotary microtome.
These knives are also available in 'C' profile ‐ same prices apply
Improve section quality and save time with the DDK triangular tungsten carbide knife. Having a consistent size and tip angle, these knives successfully replace glass and razor blades in a variety of sectioning and block facing applications. The sharp edge lasts through thousands of sections, eliminating mid-procedure knife changes and frequent reordering while enhancing productivity. These knives fit tightly in the glass knife holders of most microtomes, are easy to handle and reduce the risk of cuts to your hands.
Applications for Triangular Tungsten Carbide - For plastic sectioning: GMA - JB4 - MMA
For Epon & epoxy embedded tissue and material, use this knife for routine histology, trimming for EM sections, 2µm sections from resin sections for might microscopy and difficult jobs such as:
- Serial sectioning of the cornea, mouse brains, fish embryos
- Ovaries / Fish eggs
- Spinal cords
- Skin biopsies
- Section scouting
- Bone marrow biopsies and mineralised bone
- Polyester film and hard materials
- Lymph nodes
- Trimming / block facing
- Decalcified bone
Specifications of Triangular Tungsten Carbide Knives
Cutting edge length: 9.6mm
Blade height: 25.4mm
Blade thickness: 9.6mm
Cutting angle: 40°
Material: 100% high grade, solid Tungsten Carbide
Section thickness: 2-15µm
DDK's disposable tungsten carbide knives are used in plastic sectioning ‐ GMA and JB4 ‐ as well as for Epon and epoxy‐embedded tissue.
Tungsten carbide is harder than steel and retains a superior edge after extensive use. The knives are made of 100% tungsten carbide.
- Durable, long lasting
- Replacement for glass or razor blades
- Eliminate knife changes in the middle of a procedure
- Improved section consistency and accuracy
Cutting edge length: 76mm
Blade height: 12.7mm
Blade thickness: 1.2mm
Sectioning resin embedded hard or tough materials, skin, bone, cartilage, painting samples, some metals, plastics
MMA sectioning of bone and hard materials
Frozen sections of bone and hard materials
Composites of plastic materials with metal or fibre fillers
Arterial stents embedded in MMA
GMA sections of hard tissue
Study of coatings / cohesion on various material
Note: These blades are similar to high profile blades in size, except that the thickness is 1.2mm. Please check if your microtome blade holder can accommodate 1.2mm blades.
For other disposable histology blades and knife holders see page U1 ‐ our holder UYDBH‐170B takes these blades.
For a heavy‐duty specimen like undecalified bone and very large specimens, a larger solid TC knife may be required ‐ see top of this page.