Furrier's comb

identifier

ID 704

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 99.0085 (teeth show signs of wear) L=16cm WD=3cm WT=50gr
alias
fur comb (syn.)
description

The furrier's comb is a copper comb of which one half is set with large teeth (approx. 4 per cm) and the other half with finer teeth (approx. 7 per cm); the tips are always blunt so as not to damage the fur when combing. The furrier can also use another steel comb that is suitable for coarser material, eg that has been affected by moths, or for which the copper comb is not sharp enough.

See also furrier's nail comb and seal comb.