Sharp ends pinchers carefully hand carved and polished with meticulous attention given to each piece. Horn is a surprising hardy material being the precursor to modern plastics it can be dropped and knocked around without damage. In the 19th century it was commonly used for hair combs, belt buckles, brooches etc.
The horn we use is from animals that have died from natural causes only. Rather than discard the horns which would be wasteful they are carved into beautiful jewelry.