Scalpel Knife No.60 Tick Remover
This minimalist folding tool is a development of our original scalpel knife – it is much bigger, sturdier and the blade is made of stainless steel. We use the very big scalpel blade no.60 – it has a 60mm cutting edge. The tool still weighs only 5 grams. Like the original, the back side is a tick remover tool. A small stainless steel pin is also hidden in the tool.
The replaceable blade locks both in closed and open position. It is suitable for your first aid kid but also for EDC on a key chain or in a pocket.
You can replace the blade, but sharpening is also quite easy and not wasteful. We make a simple sharpener – two pieces of sand paper grid P600 and P1000, folded to a credit card size tool with weight 3.7 grams.
The tick tool is used as a standard “tick removal card” – just slide the narrow slit on the skin until the thick is removed.
The blade is very easy to open and close, but different from what you are used to. The easiest way to open goes like this:
- Hold the tool at the tick removal end with your right hand so that you can see the blade. Put your left index finger under the other end and your thumb on the button in the middle.
- Gently push the button with your left thumb nail and pull the blade to unlock it.
- Rotate the blade and push it back until it clicks in position.
To close the blade:
- Hold the blade with your left hand and the tick remover end with your right hand firmly so you can see the blade, with the cutting edge facing down. Never touch the cutting edge.
- Bend outwards gently and pull the blade to unlock it.
- Rotate the blade 180° until it clicks, making sure the tip is hidden under the plastic cover.
Be careful, this is a real scalpel blade, it is very sharp.
If you want to replace the blade with another scalpel blade no.60 you need a PH2 screwdriver:
- Unscrew the black screw with the Philips screwdriver. Press firmly and turn gently so you don’t damage the plastic screw head. If you don’t have a screwdriver at hand, you can use the backside of the blade. Keep the blade in the package to avoid injury.
- Remove the old blade and click the new blade in place in closed position.
- Screw the black screw with the washer back in place and check the opening and closing functions and if the blade holds well in both positions. Adjust the screw tension if needed.
Don’t be too quick to change the blade though – you can also sharpen it.