Hand made horn pate spreader
A natural ox-horn paté or butter spreader of a type common before the advent of stainless steel as horn does not tarnish like silver or carbon steel, or taint the flavour of foodstuffs in which it stands. Made from the horn of Nigerian long horned fulani cattle and hand cut, shaped, and polished in Carnforth, Lancashire - site of Britain's one remaining commercial hornworks. The colours range from white, to translucent amber, through all the shades to black in natural tortoise-shell variations. About 15cm long.