How to Cut Sea Otter Fur

Like most furs, cut sea otter fur from the back side using a very sharp xacto blade or an old-fashioned shaving blade

Like most furs, cut sea otter fur from the back side using a very sharp xacto blade or an old-fashioned shaving blade – Clarissa Rizal 2015

Sea otter, mink and beaver furs are generally used to trim the top edge of Chilkat and Ravenstail robes.  I mark on the back side of the pelt about 1/4″ strips.  Always cut using a sharp, fine blade along your mark.  Try to lift up the pelt as you cut so the blade does not touch the surface of the table; you want to avoid making defined cuts in the fur line.   Like anything it takes practice to cut along your defined lines so be easy on yourself!

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