Powder Horn Vintage
This Vintage Powder Horn came from a collection. Because it is vintage, its age shows. Unfortunately that means a couple of holes have developed at the wide end, and the plug from the narrow end disappeared somewhere. A fitted wooden closure with a metal loop still seals the larger end closed.
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 Vintage measures approx. 11″ long.
One of a Kind!
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