Rum Horn

Rum Horn

Rum Horn
During colonial times, soldiers and frontiersmen fashioned a Rum Horn from a natural cow or buffalo horn.  Sometimes they softened and pressed the horn to make it flatter.  They lined the inside of the horn with beeswax to improve their water tightness.  When fitted with two ends and a stopper, these horns functioned as canteens or flasks.  Individuals often carved or etched designs or words into the horn as well.
This Rum Horn consists of a large horn with fitted wooden ends and a cork fitted to the hole in the top.  The previous owner did not carve or etch it.
The lower straps, 7.5" pieces of strap leather, can be attached to another piece of leather or lacing instead of the cowhide lace.
This Horn measures approx. 5.5" long x 3.5" tall.
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SKU: 2222-001-653

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