This clear, supple, thin natural material is used for sealing leaky reeds. Also known as ‘goldbeater’s skin’, it is used by jewelry makers as a protective sheet when pounding out gold to an ultra thin sheet.
Its high strength, thinness, and durability allows them to work the gold into a sheet without actually hitting the gold directly. It allows us double reed players to efficiently wrap something around the area just above the string wrapping to seal the most common reed leaks.
Is it made out of fish? No, it’s not. Is it usable by vegans? No, it’s not. Use the parafilm tape instead, listed elsewhere on our site. Why is it called fishkin? We honestly don’t know. We just like the way it works.
The large sheet measures approximately 5″x 8″.
The extra large sheet measures approximately 8″x10″