Or unsuture self, actually, with this pair of 4-1/2" long stainless steel suture scissors. Fulcrum is 1-1/4" from the tip. What makes them suture scissors is the little hook in the bottom blade, for getting under and lifting the stitch, but there's no law that says you can't cut anything else with them. From Pakistan, like a whole bunch of surgical stuff.
Try plastic tweezers. Joke. But you do need this pair of 5" long plastic tweezers, with serrated jaws and tips that taper to 1/16" wide points, for electronics applications (no fear of magnetization). The blue-plastic and red-plastic tweezers are safer for kids' crafts classes and school projects, too, and mighty affordable at less than 35 cents each.
We made up the name. These plastic tweezers have lightly serrated open loops in a teardrop shape, 9/16" x 3/8", on the grabbing end. Might be tissue tweezers for a lab, but we like them for gripping beads, eggs (to color), electronic parts, sushi, eyeballs, escargot, olives and immobilizing gerbil's heads to get their attention. Normally 1", the jaws can be opened much wider. Measure 4-7/8" long. Plenty cheap.
Translucent plastic, no-needle syringes. You pick between the medium (30cc / 1 oz. Measures 5-1/2” long compressed x 3/4” dia with an offset 1/16” ID outlet) or the large (60cc / 2 oz. Measures 6-1/2” long compressed x 1-1/4” dia with an offset 1/16” outlet). Handy in the lab, workshop, kitchen and craft room, but you could also attach one of these to the head of your favorite teddy bear and have a furry with a syringe on top. (We’re sorry. We couldn’t stop ourselves.)
These 5-1/8" long stainless steel dissection scissors are semi-blunt, which means blunt when closed, but with a pointed bottom blade and a blunt top blade when open. Blade is 1-7/8" long from axle to tip.
Gadgeteers, get out your charge card. This is an instrument you absolutely have to own. It reaches down below sofa cushions, inside piggy banks, into fish tanks, and past a gallbladder. Not simultaneously, of course. The slim stainless steel alligator forceps is 11" long OA, with a 2-1/2" angled handle and an 8-1/2" reach. It has small 5/8" long serrated jaws, delicate but tight, at the very tip! Better buy an extra. We guarantee people are going to "borrow" these if they see them.
This set of (6) tweezers is as useful as it looks daunting. The (6) stainless steel tweezers vary in size from 4-1/2" up to 7". Two of the tweezers have serrated tips one is inverse, one has a slide latch and the others are straight flat tip. The set comes in a clear front plastic carrying case. Good for model cars, planes or hard to reach splinters.
Picky, picky, picky. If that's you, you'd better get this 4-piece chrome vanadium pick set, including straight, 35-degree, 90-degree and O-ring picks, all of which screw into a 3-3/8" long threaded aluminum hex-sided handle, with a 3/4 lb-pull magnet in the bottom. Picks themselves are 3" to 3-3/8" long, so the assembled tool is approx 6-1/2".
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