I have found a source for cow horn and have orders for silver mounted powder horns. There is significant material left over and I have wondered about making guitar picks from it. It is basically the same material as a hoof (Finger nail) so the sound should be good. Are there already picks made from horn? How do they sound? The same source can supply turtle shell, NOT TORTOISE, North American Snapping turtle actually taken under licsense. How would they work for picks?
I know there was an earlier thread about tortoise shell. THis isn't tortoise shell. These products are not the result of vanity but by products of the food and clothing industry.