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A difficult problem in law enforcement is that of identifying and linking weapons, particularly in undischarged firearms, tools and like objects to specific individuals. The essential need for such identification in cases involving homicide, suicide, assault, burglary, robber and civil disorders has resulted in the development of a specific technique which shows whether an individual has been in contact with a particular metal object. Research has determined that metal objects leave traces on skin and clothing surfaces in characteristic patterns. The trace metal detection kit was developed to render these trace patterns visible to the investigating officer. The trace metal detection technique (TMDT) makes such metal trace patterns visible when skin or clothing is treated with a test solution and then illuminated by shortwave ultraviolet light. Examination allows an investigator to determine whether or not a suspect has been in contact with certain metal objects, the type of metal or metals in the object and also to determine what type of weapon or metal object was handled.

No. TMDT100 consists of:

  • 12- No. FPT2541 Ink Cleaner Towelettes
  • 4- No. KCP230 AA-Cell Batteries, Alkaline
  • 1- No. SPU1 Spray Power Unit, with Tube
  • 1- No. SWL100 Shortwave Ultraviolet Light Source,
  • 6VDC, 4-Watt Bulb
  • 4- No. TMDT01 Trace Metal Reagents, 1 oz.
  • 1- No. TMDT1001 Carrying Case, Molded Copolymer
  • with Machined Plastic Insert
  • Dimensions: 12 3/8" × 7 1/4" × 5 7/8"
  • Weight 3 lbs.




Product ID Description Price  
TMDT100 Trace Metal Detection Kit $124.95

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