Specialist maker of historical objects in bone, horn, antler, mammoth ivory and boxwood.
Present in several historical markets each year.


Welcome to the website of Bikkel en Been.

Bikkel en Been has been replicating historical bone objects and using historical working techniques for over 15 years, supplying replicas of archaeological finds to museums and private customers all over Europe.


Besides replicas of objects in bone, horn, antler, wood and mammoth ivory, we offer demonstrations of historical bone working and wood turning, lectures on working bone in past and present times and bone working workshops for university/archaeology students.



Postage within the Netherlands € 4,95

Postage within Europe € 13,00

Postage outside Europe € 18,00



Signal horn for the Drents Museum in Assen

Making a replica of a signal horn from 1715 with a lot of circular decorations with a unicorn and a mill.

How beautiful and  difficult that is! 









Events 2024

Saturday 6th of  April from 11.00 till 17.00 hr.

Historical event in Grave (Pothuus)

The year 1674

link: https://www.historischspektakelgrave.nl  

weekend 20 + 21 April

Historical market Compi├Ęgne (F)

link: www.histoire-vivante.org

Weekend 20 + 21 April

Internationale Reenactment Messe (IRM)

Rheinbrohl (D)

link: https://www.roemer-welt.de


Are you organising a historical event or market? You may want us to be there. Read more...

Who are we

Bikkel en Been was officially founded in 1997. In Dutch, "Bikkel" means "knucklebone", both  the ankle bone of even-toed ungulates and the game played with it, and "Been" means bone, our primary material. Read more...

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