(Received 25 September 1983; accepted 17 November 1982)
Published Online: July
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Striations produced on rib cartilages by a knife were conclusively matched with the individual characteristics of the cutting edge of the knife. This was accomplished using Dip-Pak $#x00AE; (cellulose acetate butyratE), Coe-Flex $#X00AE (polysulfide dental impression), and comparison microscopy. An absolute identification was made in which all significant striae matched the individual characteristics of the blade's cutting edge.
Criminalist, Metropolitan Dade County, Police Department Crime Laboratory, Miami, FL
Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL
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