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Buffalo Horns (American Bison)

Buffalo Horns (American Bison)

These are great buffalo horn caps that average 14 inches long (measured on outside curve). They are not cleaned or polished and are in their natural state. Buffalo horns were traditionally used to make spoons, ladles, and of course, for buffalo horn bonnets. Note that most split-horned bonnets only require one horn. The horn is split in half (almost quartered, really) and then shaped and polished. A trick to make these really nice and shiny is to use sandpaper to smooth them down. Once the outer layer is worn off, use successively finer grit until you are basically polishing the horn. When it is completely smooth, apply a layer of animal fat or vegetable oil and polish into the horn. It will take on a beautiful deep black luster. Just a helpful hint (we know this works because that's how we made a horned bonnet).

Please note that we do not have these horns available in matched pairs. We buy them in bulk and get an assortment of sizes, lefts, rights, etc. Also note that these are fairly rough on the outside. Buffalo are an aggressive animal and grind their horns regularly against trees and other objects. If you are trying to purchase a horn for use as a powder horn, please be aware that these horns are not smooth. They may have gouges and other rough areas. Please DO let us know your needs and we will certainly try to select appropriate horns. We just can't promise they we'll have horns that match your specifications.



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5102-910-014 One-Size $7.95 ea
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Buffalo Robe - Commercial Tan

Buffalo Robe - Commercial Tan

We are very pleased to offer you an excellent medium-sized buffalo. It is beautifully tanned and the fur is clean and plush. It is approximately 6.5 x 5 ft and is perfect for use as a robe, bed cover, or to just curl up on to read a book or watch TV. We have one of these spread on our living room floor and it makes a nice place to sit and watch TV or play with our kids. If you've never wrapped yourself in a buffalo robe before, it will be quite a treat. It's easy to see why the Plains Indians relied on them to keep warm in the winter and used them as floor coverings in their tipis. Some buffalo hides are so big that they are hard to move around because of their weight. This is a really nice size that is manageable. Note that the actual robe may differ from the one illustrated as each is unique.

NOTE: This is an oversize item for shipping purposes. Our possible bag will quote a price of 5% of your order total which is probably a little higher than what your shipping cost will be. However, if you choose a premium shipping option (like UPS 2-day), your shipping cost may be considerably higher than shown. If you need a firm quote for shipping, please contact us.



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5102-001-035 Medium $850.00 ea
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Buffalo Sinew - 30-36

Buffalo Sinew - 30-36"

Genuine buffalo sinew. This is backstrap sinew which is part of the muscle fibers found along the back. Sinew is the original thread. These strips can be split into virtually every size and is a must for the traditionalist. Buffalo sinew is often used for sewing bags and heaver items. Because of its heft, it may be a little too thick for sinew beadwork but it is a very versatile item. These strips are all about the same size and average around 32-36 inches in length and about 2 -3 inches in width. Very limited supply.



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5410-003-000 One-Size $35.00 ea
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Buffalo Tail (American Bison)

Buffalo Tail (American Bison)

Buffalo tails are sometimes used in hair ornaments, as decoration on tipis, and for many other projects. These have been washed, but will still need a little work to make them pretty. We've found that they will clean up nicely if you wash them in a bucket using dish detergent or shampoo. Hang them out to dry and brush them out with an old brush and they'll be ready to go!



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5102-905-001 One-Size $12.50 ea
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