Swann-Morton is on the cutting edge of cutting edges. The company is a leading global manufacturer of surgical blades, scalpels, and handles. It offers a range of products that include about 70 individual blade shapes and 30 handles for use by health care professionals in a variety of medical and dental procedures, as well as for arts and crafts in which precision cutting is necessary. Swann-Morton sells its instruments in more than 100 countries through its extensive network of overseas distributors. About two-thirds of its sales originate outside the UK. The company was founded as W. R. Swann & Co. in 1932, a razor blade manufacturer, by Walter Swann and Alfred Morton.