Making Horn Spoons

Horn Spoons found in Greenland's Western Settlement (pre-1350). Bowls are about 6cm long. The first three are from Sandnes, while the fourth is from Dyrnes.
  1. Start with horn plate.
  2. Make a mold from wood, or some people use two metal spoons for their mold.

    Mold is hinged with leather, and closed with a leather or iron ring (Based on a mold found in Greenland's Western Settlement (pre-1350), and an eighteenth century mold from Edinburgh)
  3. Soften the horn plate.
  4. Place it between the mold halves, and compress.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Carve and Decorate to please yourself.

General Spoon shapes of the Middle Ages.


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Using and working with Horn - Making Horn Spoons. Copyright 1996, 2001 I. Marc Carlson
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