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Number of Reviews: 3
Wetscraper and Flesher
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Shipping Weight: 2.00 pounds
These mill-planer blades (recycled from
logging mills) make the best scraping tools because
of their extremely high quality steel. Once properly dulled,
you won't need to mess with the edge for the next 100
hides (which probably means your lifetime). Your scraper
is the most important tool in your kit and is used for
fleshing, graining and membraning.
Use: This tool is crucial for wetscraping, and very useful
for just about everything else...
- Wetscraping: used in all of the scraping steps.
- Dryscraping: typically used for fleshing and membraning.
- Furs: used for fleshing and membraning.
- Rawhide & bark tanning: used for slipping the hair and epidermis.
Specs: The blades are 15" long by 1" wide by 1/8" thick.
Cons: These blades come
with simple rubber handles that are in no way fancy. We use them because they work
very well, you don't need anything better and they allow us to keep this
tool inexpensive (Please note: we recently increased the price from $17
to $29, as a result of having to buy the blades new, rather than used). If you want something fancier you can always replace the
Number of Reviews: 4 Write
Buy this scraper!
Reviewed By: Susan from Townsend,
Tennessee January 1 2001
First time user & I am sold on this tool. It has exactly the right
heft, draw & tear. I thought maybe it wouldn't be comfortable for a
woman: WRONG!! It's perfect for either gender. At
twice the price it would be worth it! Thanks, for such an excellent
Best Tool for the Job
Reviewed By: Andrew Christian
from Arcata, California March 19
In my opinion the Wetscraper/Flesher offered here is best tool for the job of
fleshing. It is a very comfortable length for the distance between the hands. It
allowed me good control and speed. I like also that it is very basic. A recycled
planer blade with new intent. And Matt is right, once the corner dulls up its
perfect! I had to be careful at first to avoid cutting. I wrapped my own handles
over the hose too. A good durable tool. I think you could split shakes with it
in a pinch. Thank you Matt and Michelle for making all these great tools
available at braintan.com! Best tools, best prices.
Wetscraper/Flesher works great!
Reviewed By: Chris
from Washington March 4
After using an old scraper that my Dad had, I decided to purchase a Wetscraper/Flesher
and I'm sure glad I did! It worked great on getting all of that stubborn grain and
is a solid tool to work with. The rubber grips are comfortable and only bleed a little
bit of black onto your hands but I found that to be not a problem. If you don't have
access to quality fleshing tools, this is the way to go as it is a great asset in tanning.
Best tool for the job
Reviewed By: Dan Aitchison
from Ridgefield, CT April 23, 2008
I had been using a home made scraping tool, but decided to shell out a few bucks and try this one.
Well worth the minimal cost of this tool...it is comfortable, reliable, and works extremely well.
I would suggest it to the new and the well seasoned buckskinners, it's a must for the job
Recommended wetscraping resources:
Deerskins into Buckskins by Matt Richards. America's best selling tanning
book, with clear step-by-step instructions on everything from acquiring,
storing, and tanning hides, to caring for and crafting with your finished
Deerskins into Buckskins: the movie,
more than two hours of detailed, expert, step-by-step instruction that helps you see how to do
Softening Cable, the most
useful softening tool.
Pumice, for removing excess membrane, blemishes and
softening the surface texture.
KOH, wood-ash lye equivalent (potassium hydroxide).
Complete Brain Tanning Kit