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People used to carve their own spoons back before mass industry made cheap metal eating utensils. Cow horn spoons are reminiscent of a simpler pastoral age, and are a good addition to anybody's kitchen drawer. All cow horn spoons are unique, with opaque cloudy patches and shades varying from light creamy beige to dark brown, but pure white and black patches (or veins) can also appear, hence, the spoons in the photographs are merely fair and average examples of our stock.
Plastic has almost entirely replaced cow horn as a non metallic material for cutlery - and in some cases plastic can mimic cow horn, but plastic can also mimic amber and pearls, yet this diminishes the value of neither. Cow horn has a uniquely warm organic feel and a dreamy translucent quality never faithfully captured by any substitute. Its melting point is also considerably higher than plastic, so it won't readily bend or lose shape if exposed to a boiling liquid, or a naked flame. Also, it does not conduct well, so it won't become hot or cold to the touch: but always seems to retain a comfortable temperature. Some studies have indicated that plastics leech tiny amounts of chemicals into food, that over a span of a few decades can have a detrimental effect on male fertility, amongst other things, which is another argument to use organic utensils!
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