About this object

History of use

Sale tag tied to scraper called it a "seal skinner".


Purchased by donor from the Northwest Territories pavilion at Expo 86 in Vancouver, where they were being made, displayed and sold.

Physical description

Seal skin scraper. Steel blade is triangular in shape, with a curved bottom edge and uplifted corner points. The handle is a curved piece of bone with a protruding point near the distal end, flattening at the proximal where the blade meets the bone. The two are attached with a large metal nail.