I was helping my ex with some minor maintenance to her home, and I happened to notice a haemostatic clamp (aka arterial forceps) among her stuff. I asked her about it stirring her about bringing her work home with her. She said, "oh..it was an oversight....the things are single use and it should have been binned." I looked at the forceps and shook my head. Thrown away??? There it was, a precision stainless steel surgical instrument. I asked her if it was autoclaved, would it be useable, and she replied that it would be. That blew me away, and got me to thinking. It would be a nice start to a field surgury kit. I may not have the training or competence to use the instrument myself, but the situation may arise that someone who has the training may be able to, and may need such an instrument....to save my or someone else's life. I figure that it would be better to have something that is purpose built for a specific job than have to improvise something with a little bush engineering, at least as far as something for doctoring is concerned. I asked her if I could have it....and she said...."sure", but looking a little puzzled, she said, "what are you going to do with it?" Thinking quick, I said... "Oh, tying fishing flies." She knows that I like fishing, but that I had never gone fly fishing....She just shrugged her shoulders and shook her head, as If she just thought me the madman (that I actually am) and went about what she was doing....I almost left it at that but just said... "Oh, the fishing magazine suggested that Kelly Forceps were the best ones to use". Hopefully I may find other windfalls.