Traditional Japanese fish scaler

This traditional Japanese fish scaler has a brass working end that won't corrode and won't add any flavor to the fish. Japan Woodworker sells them for $8 a pop, but $10 shipping will make that considerably more, so head down to your local Japanese woodworking boutique on your way to the fishing hole. [via Toolmonger]
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5 Responses to Traditional Japanese fish scaler

  1. karrock says:

    Interesting… But Alton would toss it for being a unitasker… ;o)

  2. Joel Johnson says:

    Yeah, Toolmonger rules.

  3. Kevin says:

    Even if you’re not interested in this particular tool, the Toolmonger site is well worth a visit.

  4. kaiza says:

    Do knives count as tools? Either way:

  5. Anonymous says:

    I bet I got the same stuff at 105 yen. Works really well for large scale fish like bream. But the most versatile tool for scaling fish is the edge of a knife applied at a proper angle.

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