Vagabond House is American designed tableware that uses only the highest quality materials. All Vagabond House antler products are made from authentic naturally shed stag antler. These pieces age well with use, getting richer in color and gaining a smooth texture. However hand washing is required, as horn cannot withstand the intense heat of dishwashers. We also recommend conditioning the handle with Lemon oil occasionally. Vagabond pewter will tarnish very slowly and requires little maintenance. To clean your pewter after use, hand wash in warm water using liquid dish soap. Dry the pewter completely in order to prevent the water droplets from spotting the pewter. If you wish to polish your pewter, most metal polishes can be used. Because pewter is a soft metal, mildly abrasive metal polishing creams can buff out scratches and bring luster back to a frequently used piece.