Crockery and cutlery
What are the advantages of horn cups and horn spoons?
The advantages of dishes and cutlery such as horn cups and horn spoons are clearly that they are completely degraded by nature and are therefore not a burden on the environment.
In principle, horn even behaves similarly to plastic: it washes up perfectly & it is odourless and tasteless and thus does not pass on any special taste to the food. The two materials also share the same negative characteristic. Both become brittle over time and will eventually break down with the wrong care. Only plastic is not very friendly to the environment, where horn is the definite winner.
The horn substance is harder than wood, but not as hard as bone. It can nevertheless be rasped, sawn, drilled, carved and sanded just like wood.