Fish scaler

identifier

ID 1024

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 2002.0101 L=18cm WD=3,5cm WT=50gr

holotype

MOT V 2004.0211 L=19cm WD=4,5cm WT=54gr
description

To quickly and easily scale fish, one usually uses a fish scaler, with which one rubs the fish from tail to head, so against the scales.

The metal, always serrated, blade of the fish scaler can be in the shape of a ring or triangle, a hair brush (1) or a dough scraper (2). The (wooden) handle forms an obtuse angle (approx. 5 °) with the working part or is attached to it with a kink.

Often the fish scaler is part of the folding fishing knife. The sharp, serrated edge of a shell can also serve as a fish scaler.

See also pocket knife. [MOT]

(1) Eg. CAMPBELL FRANKLIN: 100 and CAMPBELL: 84.