Vivisection Gages are a tool used by Deathwatch Techmarines and Apothecaries, especially those affiliated with the Magos Biologis, mainly used to maintain the ranks of Deathwatch Servitors. Common in the forges and laboratories of the Techmarines in Watch Fortress Erioch, the vivisection gage is an elbow-length gauntlet composed of tightly interlocking plates of adamantine and ceramite. The hand itself contains augmentation similar to that of a cybernetic hand, and the fingers contain a number of laser cutters, bio-solvents, auto-injectors, shears and flensing instruments. While designed as a medical or scientific device, the vivisection gage can also be used as an extremely efficient interrogation device as well.
- Deathwatch: Rites of Battle, pg. 146