Founded in Sheffield during 1932, Swann-Morton have become a world leader in the manufacture of surgical blades, scalpels and handles. It is a name respected globally for quality, precision, consistency and reliability and recognised for combining traditional blade making skills with the latest technology.

The preferred choice of many of the World's surgeons, the wide and varied range of products consisting of around 70 individual blades shapes and 30 different handles is also used extensively by other healthcare professionals such as G.P.s, Nurses and Paramedics along with practitioners in the associated fields of Dentistry, Podiatry and Veterinary surgery.

Exporting to over 100 countries around the World, Swann-Morton have established an extensive network of overseas distributors supporting the local customer base and ensuring service levels of the highest standard are maintained at all times.

Swann-Morton has two overseas subsidiaries Swann-Morton/Sinner based in Peynier, France and J.K.Surgical based in Poznan Poland.

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KLEEN Blade Management System

Complimenting the existing range of safety products the KLEEN Blade Management System allows for effortless safe attachment and removal of surgical blades from a standard handle. The system which incorporates a quality Swann-Morton surgical blade is designed to operate with most No.3 and No.4 standard surgical handles already in circulation within the hospital system thus minimising disruption and cost during the conversion process. The blade is supplied sterile inside a protective sliding sheath which covers the blade completely thus assisting with accident free handling. The sheath fully exposes the surgical blade when in use with an intuitive lock which prevents any forward movement of the sheath during the procedure. Easy to detach the BMS encapsulates the contaminated sharp which is still visible for the final count and to help ensure safe and responsible disposal. U.S.Patent No. 8,931,181.



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The Swann-Morton Blade Remover allows for safe and easy removal of all sizes of scalpel blade from both No.3 and No.4 handles. Supplied sterile it allows the device to be included on the instrument tray within the OR and to be used at the site of the invasive procedure. The transparent nature of the material allows for 100% accountability of the blades used during the surgical procedure, each one safely encapsulated within an individual remover which may then be disposed of in an appropriate sharps bin or container. If accidentally dropped on the theatre floor the blade remover can be safely picked up with a gloved hand unlike if you dropped the unprotected dirty blade itself where sticky tape or a magnet may have to be used to retrieve it.


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26th April 2022

Qlicksmart Golden Scalpel Award

Swann-Morton are delighted to have been awarded with the annual Qlicksmart Golden Scalpel Award as winners of Qlicksmart’s Distributor of the Year.

“Qlicksmart’s Golden Scalpel Awards were established to recognise the hard work of its distribution partners throughout the year, and across the world. Winners of this award have exemplified an ongoing commitment, enthusiasm, and growth towards protecting individuals from preventable injuries with Qlicksmart devices.”


Swann-Morton’s now retired Sales & Marketing Director, Chris Taylor proudly presents Qlicksmart’s Golden Scalpel Award to the new Sales Director, Tom Caley and Customer Support Manager, Adrian Glossop as winners who have driven the UK initiatives.

24th November 2021

NIHR CREST Award 2021

Following a 12-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to report that this year’s CREST (Cancer Research Excellence in Clinical Trials) has been awarded to the General Surgical research team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic the team have still managed to maintain a large, wide ranging portfolio of studies recruiting a large number of patients to cancer research studies.