Rachitome by Charriere 19th Century
Mainly a post mortem instrument. The single rachitome was used to cut through the lamina of the spine. The double rachitome was used to cut sections through the cord. The width of the sections could be varied with the screw and nut mechanism.Â An instrument with solid crosshatch ebony handles and two blades which are fixed with steel screws and brass wing-nut. Signed by Charriere, C 1860. No cracks on the handles and some oxidation on the saw blades.