why this product

Animal horn works well for combs because it's a natural material, and glides seamlessly through hair without producing static cling. If that isn't enough reason to drop that dollar store plastic job right in the bin, this might be: horn combs, unlike prickly plastic comb teeth or even brush bristles, spread hair's natural oils across the scalp to nourish, rather than abuse, the hair follicle. This horn comb is made by the last family of comb makers in Germany, who have been in business since the 1800s. They've made combs out of bone, horn, tortoise shell and wood. When they tried out plastic for a jaunt, it just wasn't the same quality item, so the moulding machines were "pushed to the corner" and the comb cutting machines brought back. Every comb is individually inspected before it leaves the workshop. Each craftsman in the workshop glides the teeth across their hand to ensure they have been worked smooth, are rounded and free of fibers. 

use & care

Use the comb for gentle smoothing and styling of fine/medium thick hair. To clean, rinse the comb with water but don't immerse in water and let it sit for a long time. Set it on a dry cloth away from surface edges. Horn is very strong, but if the comb is dropped it can break.

production & design

Four generations of comb makers cut the teeth of these combs with a 120-year-old machine from England, using bone from South America. After each comb is cut, the teeth are mechanically cleaned to ensure very smooth, precise teeth. There is no wax or oil applied to finish the combs so the horn is as natural and fine as possible for the hair. The company that has been making these horns since 1848 now operates on hydropower for electricity. 

about the designer

Handmade Horn Pocket Comb (Coarse)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Horn comb perfectly sized for the pocket. Measures 4.75 inches long. Best suited to fine/medium hair. Made by a fourth generation family of comb makers in Germany. Natural material has color and pattern variation, depending on what part of the horn it was cut from, making each unique. 


More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    4.75 inches long (12 cm) 

    Best Suited For
    Fine/Coarse Short to Medium Length Hair

    100% South American horn

    Made in

    Key points
    - Natural material varies in color and pattern
    - Made by fourth generation comb makers

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282050

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