Powder Horn Set of 2 Small
Powder Horn Set of 2 SmallHistorical re-enactors and collectors will want this set of 2 small Powder Horns. They are smaller than the Powder Horns we usually have. The larger Powder Horn measures about 7" long. The larger end has a wood plug that the crafter nailed in. At the smaller end, you will find a wood stopper. You can see the remains of a cord that went through a hole in the stopper. You will see two small holes near the smaller end where something attached to it previously.
The smaller Powder Horn measures about 5.5" long. It also comes with a nailed in wood plug in the larger end, but it does not have a stopper for the smaller end. You will see a small chip out of the horn at the larger end. Also, you will see a groove where a strap attached to the smaller end. Neither of these Horns comes with a strap.
Powder horns are containers used to hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cow, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn inserted at each end of the horn kept the powder dry. 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.
You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind Horns that we acquire from other collectors.
Add straps to these Powder Horns to wear them for Living History events or display, or display them as is. Because the larger ends have been nailed closed, you cannot use them to store powder.
We are selling these as a set. One of a Kind!
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