I always assumed that the Buffalo ferrules/handles, used by Japanese makers are from domestic Asian Buffalo (makes sense). I noticed some buffalo horn suppliers sites also list the availability of African (Cape) Buffalo horn, and was wondering if anyone has any knowledge on the subject? The African Buffalo is not on the endangered species list (yet) but, it's only a matter of time (Oddly, the wild Asian Buffalo IS an endangered species).
John in Boise
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