Skin Scraper
c. 1930
caribou antler, iron, nail​


Skin Scrapers are used to remove the fat and tissue from animal skins. The forked design of their handles keeps the hand from slipping and gives more control to the seamstress. 

In the old days, the scraper's sharp front blade would be made from locally sourced copper, and joined to the handle with a thin copper rivet. When iron was introduced to Inuinnait, it quickly replaced copper due to its ability to hold a keener edge.