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Scraping refers to either the process of scraping the meat off of a hide prior to tanning. Alternatively, may refer to woodworking.

ToolsEdit

  • Grattoir: A tool whose working edge is the long axis of the blade. Usually made of flint, used for wood and working hides.
  • Nose Scraper: Smaller than a grattoir, it is usually made of flint and used for fine work.
  • Notched Scraper: A scraper with a notch on one end for attachment to something else.
  • Racloir: A whose working edge is the long side of the blade. Usually made of flint, used for scraping hides and bark.

HistoryEdit

Scrapers were in use for millennia. One of the many ways of defining the technological level of a find is in the level of development its scrapers had.