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The Ox Horn Tankard is constructed, carved and polished from Ox Horn in a traditional way that has evolved over 250 years and making each one unique.
In 2015 the production team behind game of thrones as used to supply these mugs for use in the show. We were more than happy to help.
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We have been asked by many of our customers if animals are harmed in the making of the Abbeyhorn implements. The answer is a resounding NO. Every single horn used by Abbeyhorn is either acquired naturally, as in the case of shed stag antlers, or is a by-product of the meat industry. We and Abbeyhorn are proud to play a part in recycling the horns of Oxen and Stags, preventing these unused parts of meat animals from going to waste in a landfill. They are crafted into both practical and decorative items by a process that has evolved over more than 250 years.
Every type of horn has its own personality and attributes:
Ox Horn will always be smooth and shiny. The great thing about using ox horn is that it comes in such a variety of colours. No two objects, even in a set, such as our Horn Egg Spoons or Horn Salad Spoons will have the exact same colours or patterns. The feel of ox horn is always smooth and warms quickly in warm hands, but will not conduct heat from your porridge like metal will. Beware the imitations! Many items that were formally made of Ox horn are now made from plastic. Abbeyhorn’s ox horn is sourced from Nigeria, a by-product of their meat industry. A central core is removed, leaving only a solid tip, but a hollow shell, making it light, as well as durable.
Stag Antler will always be brown and cream, with the main part of the antler having a knobby texture. It is polished, some of the exterior being polished down to the base in order to accent each piece with a smooth creamy surface. You can see this best on our Stag Horn Steak Set. The inside of the antler looks kind of like a honey-comb with only the last 3 to 6-inches being solid. Almost the entire supply of stag antler that Abbeyhorn uses is "found", right here in Scotland, after the rutting season, while a small amount is a by-product of the meat industry. Again, the differences in colour and texture make each item unique.
Abbeyhorn and Alex Scott want our customers to know that NO animal has ever been killed solely for its horns or antlers. Abbeyhorn only uses what would have otherwise gone to waste, and we are happy to be partnered with Abbeyhorn.