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WATER BUFFALO HORN

As Europe's foremost importers of quality Water Buffalo Horn, we carry a huge, diverse, quality stock, enabling us to cater to a wide variety of niche market requirements. We can cater for any requirement, from a single horn to a container load. Stock is held as solid tips, whole horns, hollows, plates ( scales ), strips and rollers (dowels). Whilst the main demand is for "stickmaking" there are few uses we haven't heard of or catered for. The main categories of Buffalo horn as a raw material are listed below. If you perhaps require material for something a little different, drop us an E mail and we shall be glad to assist.

Grade A Buffalo Horn tips

Grade A Buffalo Horn tips

Good regular crescent shaped horns,"in plane", well proportioned, free from splits, cracks and other visible defects. Grade "A" horns will leave nothing to chance for the stickmaker as they are "just the job" for this type of work and have more than adequate proportions. These are carefully selected from bulk stock, lesser pieces being downgraded to Grade "B" material or "Craft" material.

Generously measured on the outer arc.

We have imported water buffalo horn tips in bulk since 1990.
From bulk stock, the longer the horn, the fewer we get. This has been particularly the case in the last 3 - 5 years, - animals are no longer kept to "ripe old ages", and longer horns come from older animals - - so, if they are "long" they are significantly more expensive. Extra long horns for stickmaking will often be a little irregular in shape - however, may equally be worked "in reverse" ( shanked on the nose end ). Ample consideration to cross sectional bulk ( profile ) will be given in picking these out. They can, when shaped like this be easier to work, as the extra length permits more area to clamp up / grip when heating and shaping.

Grade B Buffalo horn tips

Grade  B Buffalo horn tips




Grade B's may be a little thinner and/ or a bit misshaped. They still have a good stick in them, but need a bit more work. We'd suggest that they are a feasible proposition if you've "found your touch" with buffalo or are prepared to spend a bit longer knocking it into shape with extra heat or clamping. The longer ones may often be "reversed" ( shanked on the nose end ).

Generously measured on the outer arc.

We have imported water buffalo horn tips in bulk since 1990.
From bulk stock, the longer the horn, the fewer we get, this has been particularly the case in the last 3 - 5 years, animals are no longer kept to "ripe old ages", and longer horns come from older animals - - so if they are "long" they are significantly more expensive.

Half Head Horns

Half Head Horns

Available in limited quantities ...shorter, "stubby" horns, very heavy bases, suited to "Cardigan" type or "pistol grip" handles, where carving may be required.

Craft Grade Mixed Buffalo horn

Craft Grade Mixed Buffalo horn

Thinner and misshaped horns **from the stickmakers perspective**, but perfectly suitable for a variety of other uses - knifemaking - archery ( nocks, inlays) - cutting for caps, spacers etc.
Average horn weight will be 600 - 800g and be 13 - 20" plus in length.

Heavy Buffalo blocks

Heavy Buffalo blocks

Exceptional pieces for bulk. Best suited to carving. Use for straight carving work on thumbstick tops where carved detailing is intended.

Lightweight Buffalo blocks

Lightweight Buffalo blocks

Suited to fashioning thumbstick tops. Vertical cut may be made into block, thereafter heat and splay each side to form handle. Great bulk discounts for 10pcs+

Grade A horns 10 packs

Grade A horns  10 packs


These horns are exceptionally even in shape, having good, regular profiles with no "out of plane" twisting that will work against you when forming a handle. Nothing left to chance with thickness, no base cracks. Measured "GENEROUSLY" on the outer arc.

All offered horns are North Indian Water Buffalo horn - which - generally - whilst bought in by us as "Black", tend to show lots of grey and olive shading / streaking / mottling when the polishing stages are reached.

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