Scalpel

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Scalpel

The scalpel differs from the Olfa knife in that its blade comes to a more acute point than that of the Olfa. Also, the blades are disposable and are simply replaced in their entirety when dull. The scalpel is the cutting tool of choice when cutting tight curves in paper or cloth.


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