Cool Things: Cow Bone Utensils


GAH! I can’t believe I forgot to post about these! I know how it happened… I don’t have my own place at the moment, and when my family asked if they could use them I said “not a chance” and hid them. Out of sight, out of mind.

I got them last Christmas from my boyfriend’s Grandma in the Faroe Islands. She’s in a craft group and they do jewellery making (she made me a silver pendant that you can see here), bone polishing (like these utensils), and knitting (she is so good I’m pretty sure she invented it).

These utensils have been polished out of cow leg bone! Hand polished ’til they gleam & shine! They’re beautiful.


I’m just so down with original stuff lately, especially in these days of mass-made everything <— Whoa whoa whoa… That doesn’t mean I’m against mass-made products on the cheap. I’m not at all. I’m just getting super appreciative of traditional, meaningful, gifted, one-of-a-kind anything.

I think this will be the first of my family heirloom collection which is quite exciting! So is this.

I wish I could tell you where to buy some, but I can’t. I’ve included some similar (actually totally different) styles below, but… I think I have myself a pretty cool one-of-a-kind set of serving utensils. And I’m sorry, but I just had to brag share.

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