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GVMT Créations

Makers of hornware
4 bis avenue Gabriel Péri
09600 Laroque d'Olmes
Occitanie

Tel : +33 (0)5 61 66 77 04

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Founded in 2011, GVMT Créations are specialist makers of horn combs.
This extremely rare skill has all but disappeared. The stages of cutting the horns, shaping the combs and polishing are still carried out by hand and have changed little in the last 100 years.
 
Biscayage involves flattening the horn into sheets, which are then fashioned into combs. This stage is crucial to obtaining solid combs that do not bend or flake.
 
Shaping and pointing the teeth of the comb on the grinding wheel requires a great deal of attention to detail. These are ancestral skills in the Hers and Touyre valleys of the department of Ariège, where the firm is based.