Established in 1749, Abbeyhorn has been making high-quality horn products in Lancashire, where everything is made by a team of just nine people. Horn is sourced ethically from renewable resources, including deer antlers from Scotland and ram's horn from Cumbria.
Add some elegance to your bar with this set made with oxhorn handles.
Add some elegance to your bar with this beautiful stag antler bottle opener.
Established in 1749, Abbeyhorn has been making high-quality horn products in Lancashire, in the north of England, where everything is made by a team of just nine people. Abbeyhorn uses Antler from Scottish Red Deer, which is one of the largest of the deer species in the UK. The stag's antlers begin growing in the spring and shed at the end of winter, as part of it's natural life cycle. These temporary, often branched structures, have a rough, textured surface and range from dark to light brown in colour, a result of diet and climate. Note: no two pieces will ever be the same.
American designer Deborah Ehrlich studied design at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen, where she was introduced to blown-glass production. She sketches her designs in her Hudson Valley studio, which are then hand blown and produced by master craftsmen in Sweden. Deborah’s focus is primarily on simple crystal glassware, combining contemporary forms and traditional techniques:
In 1828 a local blacksmith in the French village of Laguiole (pronounced Lay-ol) hammered out the town’s first folding knife. A few decades later, as knife-making developed into a local industry, designer Pierre Jean Calmels refined the rustic pattern, giving the handle its signature sinuous shape and finishing each piece with ornamental flourishes such as bumblebees and shepherds’ crosses. After two world wars depleted manpower and wiped out production, the workshop reopened as Forge de Laguiole in 1987 under the direction of designer Philippe Starck. Each knife is still made by skilled craftsmen from start to finish, each one taking several hours or even days to manufacture. Nicolas Sarkosy’s office often commissioned these knives to be given to visiting heads of state.
In your quest for all things Laguiole, beware of cheap imitations. The name Laguiole was never patented, so unlike legally protected denominations or origin such as Champagne, mass and machine-manufactured copycats can be found that mimic the original design.