Gillies needleholders are a combined scissors and needleholder but have a different ‘offset’ handle configuration than many other needleholders, thought to reduce hand fatigue.
Gillies don’t have a ratchet to lock the jaws which some would consider a disadvantage especially if handling finer needles/suture materials.

All our needleholders are available with Standard and Tungsten Carbide (T.C.) jaws.
Standard jaws are serrated stainless steel which are perfectly suitable for general use.
Tungsten Carbide jaws are a serrated insert on the jaws made from Tungsten Carbide, which offers the most grip on the needle and is very hard wearing and so will last longer. Tungsten Carbide instruments have a gold coloured handle to differentiate them from the standard instruments. Also for Castroviejo Needleholders with combined Scissors we offer a Supercut scissors option.

Needleholders will eventually wear, which will result in the grips on the jaws becoming worn and flattened meaning less grip, or the scissors will become blunt. VETisco offer a repair/refurbishment service which will restore the jaws (T.C. included) and scissor blades to perfect working order – contact us for more information.


Gillies Needleholders 140mm
£44.00

Gillies needleholders are a combined scissors and needleholder but have a different ‘offset’ handle .....

Gillies Needleholders 160mm
£44.00

Gillies needleholders are a combined scissors and needleholder but have a different ‘offset’ handle .....

Gillies Needleholders T.C. 140mm
£85.00

Gillies needleholders are a combined scissors and needleholder but have a different ‘offset’ handle .....

Gillies Needleholders TC 160mm
£85.00

Gillies needleholders are a combined scissors and needleholder but have a different ‘offset’ handle .....