Double Powder Horn
Double Powder HornThis Double Powder Horn came from a collection. The style is unusual and will make a interesting addition to your regalia or collection! The horns are petite so this piece is not very heavy. The crafter attached the horns together with an inside piece and nailed the horns to it. He added turned Horn pieces to the ends. They hold the wood stoppers. Metal hooks will attach your strap to the Powder Horn.
Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.
Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.
The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Historical re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit.
This Double Powder Horn measures approx. 10" across and about 8" from top to bottom. The widest part of the horn measures 5.5" in circumference.
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