4 Easy Ways to Distinguish Buffalo Horn Comb from Fake Plastic Comb:
1. Texture contrast: Genuine horn combs should be straight, smooth, sturdy, and mellow. Fake horn combs are usually made by special plastic material, but they are lacking glossiness and feel poorly in your hand.
2. Smell Contrast: Dip some water on a finger and use the finger to rub the horn comb surface quickly, then a smell of burned hair or feather will come out. This is because of the similar composition between the horn and hair/feather as above. Fake horn combs have no such smell.
3. Sinking Test: Genuine horn combs will sink in the water while the plastic ones float.
4. Static Test: Genuine horn combs are conductive, they don't produce static, while the plastic combs do.