Buffalo black horn with white feathering; pair
Finding straight slabs of 6" dark horn is a challenge so I was pleased to find the exact pair of blanks I needed. The pieces I received were cut to the specified dimensions and the slabs has no visible twisting or warpage. My only disappointment was in the white streaking visible on the single side of each polished piece. One side has substantial, the other a very sparse amount. When making book matched scales or 2-sided handles, it's nice to have comparable patterns on each side (similar to the pair pictured on the website. Unfortunately the white streaking on the horn I received was rather lopsided, with one slab with the lions share and the other, next to nothing. I'm aware of variance in natural items, but when items are sold as pairs, there's some expectation the two would be comparable in appearance. As it stands, I'll need to find another blank with adequate or comparable feathering.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) KEVIN ANSBERRY from California.