William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 2, October, 2009

Graduate Class #14–Sharp Force Injuries

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 14:49

Incisions are longer than they are deep

Stabs are deeper than they are long

Chop wounds are a combination of blunt force and sharp force.

They learned the parts of a knife, how to describe a sharp force wound, and various types of knives.

They’ll also never look at a MORBARK 1300 again in the same way.



  1. Anything special about kukris? I’d have expected them to be particularly good choppers, but I could swear there’s some draw-cut action being enabled by the inside curve. Of course, all I’m cutting is overgrown shrubbery.

    Comment by bluntobject — Saturday, 3, October, 2009 @ 13:58 | Reply

  2. A tub grinder? You can autopsy soup?

    Comment by Tam — Monday, 5, October, 2009 @ 08:05 | Reply

    • It was more like chunky salsa.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Monday, 5, October, 2009 @ 09:55

  3. Posts like this make me wish for the actual lecture… 😉

    Comment by CC — Wednesday, 14, October, 2009 @ 17:00 | Reply

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