Re: [medieval-leather] RE:: Anglo-Saxon Leatherwork
- At 11:04 PM 5/23/2003 -0700, you wrote:
Thanks! Never heard of steel bristles before, are they
just extra long and flexible needles or...?
Through happenstance I described these type of needles to a good friend who happens to be an Operating Room nurse. Apparently this type of needle has been used for fine suturing for some time (20+ years or so). So this type of needle may have been a medical handmedown. When they open a package for surgery (they come in packs of 5) the leftovers are no longer sterile and are considered trash. She's going to get me a few, and I'll see if they match what I've seen for leatherwork. If so, it may be a valuable resource.
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
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