PRODUCTS-6: Diamond Knives for Ultra-Microtome


Sym Knife® (All knives are made in Japan)


First of all, it is very glad you found this page.
You have been searching other brand of diamond knife for a while, we suppose.
If you have so, there is a possibility that we will be the new and also better supplier for you than current one.


If you use “Ultra-microtome” on your lab or factory for sectioning very thin materials, our diamond knives are probably suitable for you.
Our knives are called “SYM KNIFE”. We have Ultra, Histology, Cryo and Trim types.
They are 100% made in Japan with very sharp as other our diamond products.
*We have been producing various diamond tools more than 40 years(since 1978) and we have some know-how and experience.


One of the greatest advantages is our knives have been done hydrophilic treatment from the beginning.
It means you do not have to do it by yourself. It is very convenient and stress-free, isn’t it?


Plus, we have 2 original knives at this moment. They are MGH and JUMBO.
Those ones are made by Syntek only and quite useful items for your researches.
Those knives deliver you unprecedented methods to you for sure.
The details are as below.
Please take your time for getting some new information with us.

Symknife the movie

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Recommended products Vol.1: "MGH(1st Original item by Syntek)"


MGH is our strongly recommended knife for every ultra knife user.
It stands for "Multi Grid Holder" and nobody else makes this model as we explained as above.
This holder has 4 grooves(chases or ditches) on the surface.
There are places where you can set up to 4 grids at the same time.
Of course experienced engineer uses this MGH, however we strongly recommend this model for beginners.
The main reason is this MGH releases your one hand free.
As you know you need to use both of your hands when you gather sectioned films into the grid, however it takes some time with skills.
If one of hands will be free, situation is going to be much easier than now.
No more stress for gathering samples. This is our target.

See the details of MGH

Sample movie of MGH is here!

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Recommended products Vol.2: "SYM JUMBO(New & 2nd Original item)"


We developed Jumbo knife for better using.
It is easier and more convenient for handling than your current using other maker's model, especially adjustable motion ours has.
Plus, it has several steps for arranging your glass plate's angle.
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for microtome.
No more stress for your sectioning.

See the details of SYM JUMBO

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Full Product Lineup of SYM Knife

Usage

Range

Angle

Width

Model

New

Change

Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 35° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2035 OK OK
Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2045 OK OK
Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.5mm (2.5 to 2.7mm) SYM2545 OK OK
Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3045 OK OK
Jumbo Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 35° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2035J OK OK
Jumbo Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2045J OK OK
Jumbo Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.5mm (2.5 to 2.7mm) SYM2545J OK OK
Jumbo Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3045J OK OK
Cryo / Wet 200nm to 30nm 35° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2035W OK OK
Cryo / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2045W OK OK
Cryo / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.5mm (2.5 to 2.7mm) SYM2545W OK OK
Cryo / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3045W OK OK
Cryo / Dry 200nm to 30nm 35° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2035D OK OK
Cryo / Dry 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) SYM2045D OK OK
Cryo / Dry 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.5mm (2.5 to 2.7mm) SYM2545D OK OK
Cryo / Dry 200nm to 30nm 45° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3045D OK OK
Histo / Wet 2μm to 0.2μm 50° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3050H OK OK
Histo / Wet 2μm to 0.2μm 50° 6.0mm (6.0 to 6.2mm) SYM6050H OK OK
Histo / Dry 2μm to 0.2μm 50° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3050HD OK OK
Histo / Dry 2μm to 0.2μm 50° 6.0mm (6.0 to 6.2mm) SYM6050HD OK OK
Jumbo Histo / Wet

2μm to 0.2μm 50° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) SYM3050HJ OK OK
Trim 45° SYM2545TM OK Re-sharp only
Trim 90° SYM2590TM OK Re-sharp only
MGH Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 35° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) MGH2035 OK OK
MGH Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.0mm (2.0 to 2.2mm) MGH2045 OK OK
MGH Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 2.5mm (2.5 to 2.7mm) MGH2545 OK OK
MGH Ultra / Wet 200nm to 30nm 45° 3.0mm (3.0 to 3.2mm) MGH3045 OK OK



Images of SYM Knife



Ultra 35° & 45° Cryo Wet & Dry

Histo 50° Wet & Dry Trim 45° & 90°


Multi Grid Holder / Only from Syntek Adjustable JUMBO / Only from Syntek


Sharp Edge of knife Small intestine of mouse

 

Bits of knowledge for superstitions


Some people are believing, or they are believed, diamonds of all diamond knives are made by natural stone.
Basically we don’t want to say things that will shatter their dream.
On the other hand, we also have a duty to tell the truth to all users.
If you are told “Our diamond is natural” by your provider and your knife width is 3.0mm or more, you would better to doubt about that information.
We do not say the stone is synthetic (artificial / man-made), but if you create wider knives(means more than 3.0mm), the raw stones may cost more than your purchasing price.
Or that maker selected very low-grade raw stones.


It is possible to produce natural diamond knives from Syntek, however it will be 2.0mm or less if you considering the current market price.
Our raw stones are selected top or second top quality grades.
That might be one of the reasons, nevertheless you should be careful.
Please see the details are as below.

Is your diamond really natural...!?

5. Superfine Processing | 7. Other Processing