Gigli saw

A Gigli saw is a flexible wire saw used by surgeons for bone cutting. [PDF| [http://www.mopec.com/chapter1/pdf/Bone_Cutting.pdf Mopec catalogue] |230 KiB ]

Gigli saws were sometimes hidden in clothing items of British secret agents during World War Two. [ [http://www.sneakyuses.com/improvisers.html Sneaky Uses For Everyday Things] ]

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