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Correpere transigactum
("creeping" "stab through, finish")

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Specimen #01128, 5/24/2001

Length: 5 inches total

Composition: 12 karat gold filled wire, pure copper wire, red copper wire, stainless steel scalpel blades, stainless steel nuts, brass nuts with 23 karat gold leaf

Collection site: Tombstone, Arizona

Comments: There's something to be said for that all-over bright 12 karat gold. Those scalpel claws feel so appropriate. I felt them in a different way, too -- I got one of my fingers caught in there as I was working on this.

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