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Terrifying Vintage Surgical Tools

These vintage surgical tools look and sound more like medieval torture, including the tonsil guillotine and the bloodletting scarificator.
Lynn Dixon
Lynn Dixon • 1 year ago

Circumcision knife vintage surgical tool: Ritual circumcision is performed around the world in varying extents and for varying reasons, but few instruments used in the process are as intimidating as this European knife from the 18th century. OUCH

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Paddle Doll, Egypt, 2030–1802 B.C. The so-called paddle doll consists of a flat piece of wood depicting the torso, rudimentary arms and neck of a woman, with a thick shock of "hair" made of beads strung on linen thread. The body is often painted with jewelry, textile patterns or tattoos. Contrary to their name, these "dolls" were not toys. The key-hole shape of the body is similar to the counterpoise of the menat necklaces that were used as percussion instruments during religious ceremonies.

Viking Knives, another appropriate woman knife. Work in a sheath suspended from her belt or brooches, useful for textile crafts and everyday small chores.