GKM2 – Glass Knife Maker

In an ultramicrotome glass knifes are used to cut ultrathin slices of samples for both light microscopy and electron microscopy applications.


The GKM2 glass knife maker produces the most reproducible straight edged glass knives available. With its balanced break methodology coupled with a pressure detector readout for precise reproducibility of breaking pressure, the GKM2 is the favored knifemaker for many laboratories.


The pressure sensor and digital display enable the operator to produce accurate knives with each controlled break. Precision micrometers accurately position glass squares for the final break into knives.

ICON-key-features-greyKey Features and Benefits

♦   Easily produces consistent, controlled breaks

♦  “Balanced Break” method for the sharpest knives

♦   Digital readout displays load applied to glass as breaking arm is



♦   Biological Samples

♦   Ultramicrotome

♦   Life Sciences

About RMC Boeckeler

Boeckeler Instruments Inc. engineers sample preparation equipment for nanoscale research, under the RMC Boeckeler brand. Their solutions are employed in the advancement of a broad range of areas, with special emphasis in sample preparation for 3D electron microscopy solutions.

Why RMC Boeckeler?

♦   High Precision

♦   Robust; built for high workload

♦   Easily Upgradable

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