TC Langenbeck needle holder is used for delicate and refined suturing. It features plier handles, but has no spring action and no locking mechanism. This instrument is often chosen by users who prefer a quick release of the needle when suturing. TC instruments are designed to stay sharp for a significantly longer period of time than other standard instruments. SMS permanently bonds tungsten carbide inserts to the instrument, which maximizes control and precision. TC instruments are identified by gold handles.