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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2nd April 2024

ASiT Silver Scalpel Award Winner 2024

This year was the 48th ASiT Annual Surgical Conference which took place in Bournemouth from the 8th – 10th March. Over the past two decades the prestigious Silver Scalpel Award sponsored by Swann-Morton, has played an important role in recognising trainers who go the extra mile for their trainees and promote the highest of standards of surgical training. “Empowering Tomorrow’s Surgeons”

 The Nominees for the 2024 Association of Surgeons in Training Silver Scalpel Award were as follows:

  •  Ms Hawys Loyd-Hughes – Consultant Plastic Surgeon – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
  •  Mr James Brewer – Consultant Upper GI Surgeon – Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
  •  Professor Jim Khan – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon – Queen Alexandra Hospital
  •  Mr Mark Dilworth – Consultant Colorectal and Paediatric Surgeon – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
  •  Mr Matija Krkovic – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  •  Mr Nikolaos Kostoulas – Consultant Thoracic Surgeon – Golden Jubilee National Hospital



ASiT Silver Scalpel Award Winner 2024

28th March 2024

Swann-Morton 2023 ODP Award - Sheffield Hallam University

Swann-Morton were delighted to congratulate and present the annual Swann-Morton Award for Academic Excellence in Operating Department Practice, in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University, to the 2023 winner Amy Bell.