Two layered brass cornered set by H. G. Kern of Phil. The knives have heavy checkered ebony handles. Large and small trephines present with nice bluing on the burs. All instruments are marked Kern and are original to the set except for the rongeur which is marked F. Koch. The brass plate on the exterior is engraved with the name J.R. Blair. The key is missing. The saw is identical to a set in Edmunson on page 68 showing a civil war set. This set is of the civil war era but civilian rather than a field set. Circa 1860-1865.