Powder Horns Set of Three
Powder Horns Set of ThreeThese Powder Horns Set of Three are approximately 15-20 years old and made with polished cow horns. The wooden tops are held with brass tacks and one of the pieces has a wooden plug in the bottom. Two of the horns have leather straps and the largest piece has a vent pick attached. These usable powder horns are in good condition with no holes, breaks or cracks.
Living History Re-enactors wear Powder Horns as an accessory. Native American dancers can wear them as part of their Native American Regalia. 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 Powder Horns Set of Three measure from left to right: 9"x 3.25" (at widest part) and vent pick measures 5.5" with handle, 8"x 3" and 10"x 2.25"
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