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Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« on: January 25, 2022, 08:43:30 PM »
Pro-tips on safely removing the hair from the base of the antelope horns? Didn't come off with the pressure washer like I was hoping when I was making the euro mount. I don't want to damage the sheaths but I don't want the hair there and it's surprisingly attached well!

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 08:44:54 PM »
I was hoping you would be able to see the hair better in the pics. Here is a full size pic you could zoom in on.

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2022, 08:45:49 PM »
Trim it with scissors?

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 08:46:12 PM »
Heat gun?  That's a dandy by the way.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 08:50:38 PM »
Trim it with scissors?

That made me LOL for some reason. I guess if no one else convinces me with a better way  :chuckle: They're just laid in there just right to be extremely tedious.

Heat gun?  That's a dandy by the way.

Wait really?! Just hit it with a heat gun and rub it off orrr?

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 08:52:23 PM »
Just looked at a couple of mine from days gone by and they both have some hair at the bases.  Never even noticed it.
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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 08:54:06 PM »
Just looked at a couple of mine from days gone by and they both have some hair at the bases.  Never even noticed it.

Hmmmmmmm  :tung: maybe I'll just trim the strays then. This is my first euro speed goat, never really noticed the hair on the ones I've seen.

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 09:04:37 PM »
I just use a bic  so I can carefully burn it off.I also will put a napkin folded up in the inside of sheath so horns sit not on skull to the base
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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 09:10:42 PM »
I just use a bic  so I can carefully burn it off.I also will put a napkin folded up in the inside of sheath so horns sit not on skull to the base

Not a bad idea! Thanks! Interesting move on the napkin. I was going to epoxy the sheaths on but haven’t done it yet.

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2022, 09:15:30 PM »
Phildo,

I had a bad experience with epoxy.  It "leaked" through the sheath and made dark blotches.   Use hot glue or a fast drying caulk.
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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2022, 09:20:52 PM »
You know the horns are hair right? To be scientific, they are keratin.
All my speedgoat horns have "hair" at the base

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2022, 08:22:44 AM »
Phildo,

I had a bad experience with epoxy.  It "leaked" through the sheath and made dark blotches.   Use hot glue or a fast drying caulk.

Alright, good looking out. I even have a glue gun and glue in my tool box.  :tup:

You know the horns are hair right? To be scientific, they are keratin.
All my speedgoat horns have "hair" at the base

I have never considered what they were made out of LOL.

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2022, 08:31:54 AM »
You know the horns are hair right? To be scientific, they are keratin.
All my speedgoat horns have "hair" at the base
:yeah:
Part of the horn, but if it bugs you, I'd take a Bic lighter to it.

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2022, 08:36:52 AM »
You know the horns are hair right? To be scientific, they are keratin.
All my speedgoat horns have "hair" at the base
:yeah:
Part of the horn, but if it bugs you, I'd take a Bic lighter to it.

Thanks for the expertise, gentlemen.

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Re: Hair on Antelope Sheaths?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2022, 08:37:45 PM »
Did you already permanently re attach the sheaths to the skull ? If you didn’t great , those sheaths need to be  about 1/4 above the eye sockets give or take to allow for the hide that used to be there before skinning . Every sheath is different so I measure them .

 


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