The stainless blade, however, has better anti-corrosion properties which makes it a more suitable blade for a disposable scalpel or for procedures that use copious amounts of saline solution which would cause an immediate rusting action when contacting the surface of a carbon blade.

Carbon steel, because of its properties, offers what we believe is the best combination of initial sharpness and durability.  This opinion seems to be shared by many end users and is reflected in the volume of Carbon blades consumed annually each year compared to our Stainless blades.

Both types of blades are very high quality and will perform effectively. The decision on what type of blade should be used usually comes down to personal preference that is developed over many years of use.

Did You Know?

The #15 blade is our most popular blade shape.

Nearly 500,000 #15 blades are manufactured each day in our facility.