Please note, buffalo horn is not as stable as other materials. It needs to be kept in a climate controlled area that is not exposed to extreme hot, cold, or humid temperatures. Arid conditions especially cause buffalo horn to crack. If it is not kept in a climate controlled area, buffalo horn may bend, shrink, or crack. Please be mindful of where your buffalo horn is stored as it may continue to shrink or expand. As with all natural material, circumstances beyond our control may occur and we cannot be held responsible for natural defects in material.