Of course there are different kinds of forceps! (Why are you thinking of these ?)
|This is not a bris instrument|
These forceps (the ones I use) look more like large tweezers to most people - and that's what they are.
Some people might use it to grab skin they need to contend or deal with in the scheme of bandaging.
I use them as the sterile go-between from my hands, to pick up or move sterile instruments or
bandages when I'm setting things up before I've put gloves on.
Because a bris takes places in stages - prep, circumcision, checking baby afterwards - there is a lot of shifting between gloves and sterility to non-sterility. As a result, there are times when it is helpful to have an extension of the hand whose tip touches nothing but sterile items, while its handle comes in contact with a clean-but-not-sterile hand.