This longhorn steer skull measures about 2’5″ tip to tip, making it a striking but versatile decor piece. It comes from a locally raised meat steer. It’s been coated with multiple thin layers of real iron that were given an acid wash to turn it into reddish orange rust. I added a final layer of black patina before burnishing with steel wool to highlight the details of the skull. The horns are polished, but still have some natural character from life on the ranch.