A pair of skin grafting scissors by Thomas Bryant in a fitted case. An ingenious mechanism on the dorsal aspect allows blue steel pincers to grasp and raise the skin before cutting.
The process of skin grafting allows healing of an area with non-viable skin from burns, trauma or in reconstructive surgery by covering it with a thin layer of healthy skin taken from another part of the body. The technique was pioneered by Reverdein in Switzerland and taken up in the UK in 1870. Sir Thomas Bryant renowned surgeon to Guy’s Hospital designed these scissors in 1872. Ferris & Co were in business from 1892.