Diamond Knife "TYPES"

TYPE SU: Standard Ultramicrotomy. For sectioning of biological or materials specimens that will be inspected at the highest magnifications. Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 25 to 200 nm. Available in diamond edge lengths from 1 to 6 mm. Mounted in boat style S or any other requested style. 

TYPE CW: Cryo Ultramicrotomy Wet. For sectioning at cryogenic temperatures down to -200░ C using liquids, like ethylene glycol, to float the sections. Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 50 nm to 1 Ám. Available in diamond edge lengths from 1 to 6 mm. Mounted in boat style W. 

TYPE CD: Cryo Ultramicrotomy Dry. For sectioning dry at cryogenic temperatures down to        -200░ C. Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 50 nm to 1 Ám. Available in diamond edge lengths from 1 to 6 mm. Mounted in boat style D.

 TYPE TS: Thick-Thin sectioning. For sectioning thick or alternating thick and thin sections. Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 50 nm to 2 Ám. Available in diamond edge lengths from 1 to 6 mm. Mounted in boat style S or any other requested style.

 TYPE MT: Materials Science. For industrial materials sectioning, not tested to the same ultra high standards as the types above, hence its lower price. Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 50 nm to 2 Ám. Available in diamond edge lengths from 2 to 7 mm. Mounted in boat style S or any other requested style.

 TYPE LC: Light Microscopy Cryo. Sectioning for light microscopy or histology applications at cryogenic temperatures wet or dry.  Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 0.1 to 5 Ám. Available in diamond edge lengths from 4 to 7 mm. Mounted in boat style W or D for wet or dry sectioning respectively.

 TYPE LH: Light Microscopy or Histology. Sectioning for light microscopy or histology applications at room temperatures.  Recommended for cutting sections with a thickness range from 0.1 to 5 Ám. Available in diamond edge lengths from 4 to 7 mm. Mounted in boat style K, or other boat  style upon request.

 Diamond Knife Included Angles

The standard included angle  for all knife types is 45░ which is suitable for most applications. Micro Star diamond knives are also available with included angles of 35░ and 55░. Knives with 35░ reduce morphological deformation but the edge is more fragile. 55░ is recommended for routine sectioning of hard or difficult to cut specimens. 

Flawless Quality Guarantee

Micro Star diamond knives have an extremely sharp and perfect edge which cut flawless sections totally free of chatter, compression, striations or other imperfections. Each knife is made one at a time undergoing multiple tests.  The sections are examined at high magnifications optically and with the TEM. With every knife you get a signed certificate of quality with the parameters of the final test.

 Micro Star guarantee is simple: Do not authorize payment until you have tested your new or resharpened diamond knife and are totally satisfied with its flawless quality. We request that you test your knife within 60 day after receiving  it.

Boat Styles

All dimensions shown in millimeters.  If you have a special use for a diamond knife requiring custom design, please contact us. We usually can accommodate those requests at no extra cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price List

(Effective 9/1/2010)

 

Type SU - Standard Ultramicrotomy.
Type CW - Wet Cryomicrotomy.
Type CD - Dry Cryomicrotomy.
Type TS - Thick-Thin Sectioning.

Edge        New        Resharpen     

Size         Knife       or Exchange  

1.5mm           $1530                $910      (USD)

1.6mm             1575                  950   

1.8mm             1740                  975   

                                                           

2.0mm             1830                1070   

2.2mm             1920                1120   

2.4mm             2015                1165   

2.5mm             2060                1190   

2.6mm             2105                1215   

2.8mm             2200                1260   

                                                           

3.0mm             2290                1310   

3.2mm             2380                1360   

3.4mm             2475                1405   

3.5mm             2520                1430   

3.6mm             2565                1455   

3.8mm             2660                1500   

                                               

4.0mm             2750                1550   

4.2mm             2840                1600   

4.4mm             2935                1645   

4.5mm             2980                1670   

4.6mm             3025                1695   

4.8mm             3120                1740   

                                                           

5.0mm             3210                1790   

5.2mm             3300                1840   

5.4mm             3395                1885   

5.5mm             3440                1910   

5.6mm             3485                1945   

5.8mm             3580                1980   

                                                           

6.0mm             3670                2030   

6.5mm             3900                2150   

7.0mm             4130                2390   

 

Type MT - Materials Sciences.

Edge        New        Resharpen     

Size         Knife       or Exchange  

3.0mm           $1715              $1070     (USD) 

3.5mm             1945                1190   

4.0mm             2175                1310   

4.5mm             2290                1430   

                                               

5.0mm             2520                1550   

5.5mm             2650                1670   

6.0mm             2750                1790   

6.5mm             2870                1910   

7.0mm             2980                2030   

 

Type LH - Histology or Light Microscopy.
Type LC - Cryosectioning for Histology or Light

                  Microscopy.  (LC only available

                  up to 7 mm.)

Edge        New        Resharpen     

Size         Knife       or Exchange  

5.0mm           $1460              $1030     (USD)

5.5mm             1525                1100   

6.0mm             1570                1150   

6.5mm             1755                1270   

7.0mm             1915                1390   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Style S: Standard boat with oval cavity, black anodized. All knives are supplied in this boat unless otherwise requested. The exceptions are cryo knives, supplied in styles W or D, and knives with diamond edges from 7 to 10 mm which are supplied in style P.

Style W: For wet cryo sectioning.  stainless steel with mate of non glare finish and cylindrical cavity. 6░ inclined top.

Style D: For dry cryo sectioning. Stainless steel non glare finish.

 

Style G: Oval cavity boat.  6░ inclined top.  Available in non glare black, gold or blue anodizing.

Style H: Cylindrical cavity, 6░ inclined top. Available in black or non glare blue anodizing.

 

Style M: Wide oval cavity boat. Black anodized.

 

Style N: Narrow boat with deep cylindrical cavity.  Black anodized.

 

Style K: Large boat with cylindrical cavity and 6░ inclined top, black anodized. Supplied with knives with edges from 7 to 10 mm long.

 

 

Hand Crafted Wood Case

All Micro Star diamond knives are supplied in a handsome, hand-crafted  wood case that provides protection for shipping and many years of use.  This case is sealed after the final test and should not be opened by  anyone except the user.