- Kelly Hemostatic Forceps are primarily used for clamping large blood vessels or manipulating heavy tissue. They may also be used for soft tissue dissection. They are available curved or straight with a ratcheted finger ring handle. Similar to Rankin forceps, the jaws of Kelly Forceps are 1/3 the length of the shanks and serrations are 1/2 the length of the jaws, however, Kelly forceps are shorter and heavier than Rankin forceps. This product is curved with serrated tips and a length of 5-1/2 inches.