A tie bar screams class and sophistication and is an excellent addition to any man's wardrobe. They were very popular in earlier years and are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
Whether it's for Christmas, a birthday, a wedding, or just to butter up the boss, a tie bar is the perfect gift for any man in your life!
What's more symbolic of the surgeon's profession than the scalpel? This sleek and elegant Scalpel Tie Bar
fits with any outfit and lets the world know you love what you do! Not a scalpel jockey? Oh well, you can pretend. I won't tell anyone :) You can also get the Scalpel Tie Bar in metal rather than plastic!
1.0: Original upload and print (as seen in images).
1.1: Reversed the orientation of the scalpel to have the blade facing downwards when worn instead of upwards (not pictured).
1.2: Thickened scalpel blade to comply with minimum wall thickness for SF plastics.
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How to care for your tie bar:
If cared for properly, a tie bar will last many, many years. These are a few basic tips to ensure that your tie bar stands the test of time.
A note on renders:
Please bear in mind that some of the product images may be computer generated 3D renders (they will be captioned as "Render"). Due to the small amount of variability inherent in 3D printing, the product you receive will differ somewhat from the images. For instance, the interior will not receive the same degree of polish that is seen in the renders. I am experimenting with how to simulate this but I'm not there yet. For an idea of what I mean, please have a look at this page.
- Try not to flex the tie bar too often. When you receive your tie bar you will have to bend the arm to fit. Oftentimes, you only have to do this once and from there on out it will be close enough between different shirt and tie pairings. However, if you were to continue to bend it, eventually the stress on the metal would cause it to break.
- Keep them clean and polished. If your tie bar is printed in silver, over time it will begin to tarnish. A little silver polish will have it looking new in no time!
- Watch out for snags. Due to the nature of the "Strong & Flexible" plastics, tie bars printed in these will be a little rough and may catch on the fine silk fibres of a tie. You just have to be careful putting it on. Detail plastics and metal materials result in a smoother finish.