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Fish Scaler  
This kitchen tool is made to easily remove the scales attached to the skin of a fish that will be prepared and cooked whole. Since fileting a fish will remove the skin and scales with it, scaling the fish will not be a concern. However, fish that are cooked whole with the skin intact require that a Fish Scaler be used for easy removal and stripping away of the scales, which are not an edible part of the fish. The Fish Scaler is built with a jagged stripping blade that lifts the scale and then extracts it as it is moved over the scales joined to the skin. The curved buffer that is built opposite the blade keeps the scales from being thrown in random directions as they are removed with manual force. Made from stainless steel, the Fish Scaler is easy to clean after each use.