Powder Horn Antique Nail
This Powder Horn Antique Nail came from a collection. Because it is vintage, its age shows. Therefore you will see some scratches and small indentations on it. Also the plug from the narrow end disappeared somewhere. You will need to find a new plug for the small end. The fitted wooden closure with an antique nail knob still seals the larger end closed. The butt end is nailed shut, so this Powder Horn can be used just for looks. A 1/8″ wide piece of strap leather currently serves as a strap, but you can easily change this.
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.
You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.
This One of a Kind Powder Horn will make a nice Regalia accessory. In addition, a historical re-enactor will find it great for looks!
This Powder Horn features a mellowed antique patina and a nice curve.
It measures approx. 12″ long. In addition, the base measures 2.25″ across.
One of a Kind!
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