A rare Blot’s Arrow Perforator with crosshatched ebony handle. The tip of the perforator is curved in both planes. The steel sprung handle in its resting position keeps the blades closed and locked in position whilst penetrating the foetal skull.
The blades are opened by applying pressure to the handle which widens the perforation and allows subsequent collapse of the skull so as to remove the dead foetus in cases of arrested labour. In excellent condition throughout noting mild loss of plating at the point and a hair line crack in the handle.
- From the Phisick collection