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Razertip Scale-making Tips

The most comprehensive selection of scale tips for fish and reptile carvers in the world! We are sure to have the right scale maker for you. Different artists have different needs and different ways of forming scales. Because of this, we have a broad selection of scale tips in 8 different series. One is sure to be just right for you. All scale tips are available as interchangeable tips to fit our BPH Binding-post handpiece, or they can be purchased as fixed-tip pens. Many of our scale tips use laser-welding technology, resulting in a more uniform, durable tip than ever before possible. HD cord is recommended for all scale tips.

#20 Full Scale Tips

Forms a full raised scale. It pushes down the wood behind the scale, leaving a clean, raised scale of uniform size. Widths from: 1mm to 8mm in Regular, Flat, or Deep curves. The smaller sizes have a steel blade welded onto the tip. Larger tips are formed completely from tip wire as shown above and are not as strong as the smaller tips.

#21 Full Scale Tips

Forms two halves of a raised scale. This design allows for a slight variation in scale size. Widths from: 2mm to 10mm. in Regular, Flat, or Deep curves. The #21 tips in the smaller sizes have a steel blade welded onto the tip as shown above. Larger tips are formed completely from tip wire and are not as strong as the smaller tips.

Example of burning with realistic keeled snake scale

This tip forms a realistic keeled snake scale, mimicking the real thing. Keeled scales refer to scales that, rather than being smooth, have a narrow ridge running down the center e.g. Rattlesnake. Available widths from: 2mm to 8mm. All #22K tips have a steel blade welded onto the tip. Larger sizes require a higher heat setting.

#22 Realistic Full Scale

Forms the most accurate scales possible, mimicking the real thing beautifully. Requires a bit more concentration to use; recommended for advanced users. Available widths from: 0.5mm to 10mm, Regular, Flat, or Deep curve. #22 tips all have a steel blade welded onto the tip.

#23S Clark Schreibeis Scaler

Designed by world-champion fish carver Clark Schreibeis and built exclusively by Razertip! Clark's tip is more of a "freehand" scale maker, allowing you to form raised scales of any size or shape. It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of this tip, but it is definitely the most versatile scaler you can get.

#25 Lateral Line fish scale tip

The #25 has a specially formed "tunnel" that leaves a raised rib in the center. When scales are burned in rows, a raised lateral line is left. Widths from 2mm to 10mm in Regular, Flat, or Deep curve.

#26 Sharp Smile

With each depression, the #26 tip forms a sharp "smile". The fine line left in the surface makes a quick, simple, effective, uniform scale outlines. Available widths from: 2mm to 14mm in Regular, Flat, or Deep curves. #26 tips are all formed from tip wire as shown.

#29 Blunt Smile

With each depression, the #29 tip forms a blunt "smile". Versatile, allowing for slight variations in scale size. Widths from 2mm to 14mm in Regular, Flat, or Deep curves. The #29 tips are all formed from tip wire as shown. They leave a heavier groove than the #26 tips, but they have the ability to vary the depth, curve and width of the scale shape.


The Curves
picture of tip curves

Special shapes, sizes and styles. Over the years we have made special scale tips for reptiles, snakes and fantasy creatures like dragons. Supply us with a drawing of the scale you want and we'll make just the right tip for you - at the same price as a similar "in-stock" tip. Most custom tips can be supplied as either fixed-tips or interchangeable tips.