Stainless Steel Sterile Surgical Blade

Some common types and numbers of blades include the following:

The #10 – A large curved cutting edge, which represents a more traditional blade shape. It is used for cutting soft tissue, typically with large incisions.

The #11 – A long, triangular blade with the hypotenuse as its sharpest edge. Because of its pointed tip, it is typically used for stabbing incisions and/or short, precise cuts that are shallow.

The #12 – A small, pointed, crescent-shaped blade used typically as a suture cutter. It is most sharp on the inside edge of its curve.

The #15 – Ideal for making short, precise incisions because of its small, curved cutting edge.

The #20 – A large curved blade commonly used for cutting tissue and other procedures that require a puncture or cut.

The #21 –Similar to the #20, it features a large curved blade commonly used for cutting tissue and other procedures that require a puncture or cut.

The #22 – Essentially a larger version of the #10, it has a flat, unsharpened back edge and a short, curved cutting edge. These blades are best for creating large incisions, often through thick skin.

The #23 – A large blade that is slightly narrower than the #21 and #21. It also has a pointier tip.