Swann-Morton Sheffield made stainless steel scalpels are favoured by surgeons around the world. Lightweight, thin and accurate but also reassuringly sturdy and robust they are excellent tools for making accurate finishing cuts in marquetry, veneering and instrument making.
Nominated by Peter Sefton as the one tool he couldn't be without, the Swann-Morton Sheffield made stainless steel scalpel is a classic piece of design.
They are made in their millions (which is why they are so inexpensive) and exported all over the world.
Replacement blades available in various shapes - sold in packs of 5.