My questions

  • Please tell me the names of scissors (1) and (2) of the following figure.
  • Please also refer to the differences in characteristics of (1) and (2) for the case when we use them for the autopsy of mice or rats. What role do these play in mouse/rat anatomy?

enter image description here It seems to be used for the autopsy of mice or rats.

Scissors (2) is probably an ophthalmic scissor. Am I right?

Scissors (1) has longer blades than (2). Both (1) and (2) seem to be "double sharp" type (see the edges of blades.)

The coin (3) is to display the scale. This is a 10-yen coin (Japanese coin); the diameter of this is 23.5mm.

P.S. I'm not very good at English, so I'm sorry if I have some impolite or unclear expressions. I welcome any corrections and English review. (You can edit my question and description to improve them)

  • @John Thank you for your comment. If I don't get an answer for a while, I will move the question to the location you taught me.
    – Blue Various
    Commented Sep 8, 2019 at 13:28
  • Are you sure there are different names for them?
    – Carey Gregory
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 1:06
  • @Carey Gregory Thank you for your comment. I do not know. But are surgical scissors and ophthalmic scissors, or both ophthalmic scissors? Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 3:04
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    To my untrained eye they look very similar. Why do you believe one of them to be ophthalmic scissors?
    – Carey Gregory
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 4:59
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    @ Carey Gregory In the past, I used them to dissect mice in class. I've heard that ophthalmic scissors are optimal for dissecting mice. There is no further basis. Certainly, ① and ② are only slightly different in blade length. Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 10:00


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