sheets, a full 10"x10", of buffalo horn, sheets!, about .060
thick, do you think that could actually be a cross section.
Just a guess, but I’d think this is processed much like plywood
layers from a log, meaning it’s more like “peeled” from around the
horn, and then flattened. Perhaps also made from a number of pieces
and then laminated. Horn, unlike bone or ivory, is mostly protein,
like fingernails. It can be formed by heat and pressure. If buffalo
(these are probably water buffalo) is anything like cow horn,
they’re hollow inside, so it can’t be just a cross section.
Do they kill buffalo for them,
I’d rather expect the buffalo isn’t around any more to complain…
Probably the horn is a byproduct of food use.
if that was a cross section, the animal must have been close to 2
Water buffalo can be pretty big, but I kinda don’t think it’s that