Powder Horn Bison
This Bison Horn Powder Horn measures approx. 9″ long. The crafter made it with one of our Bison Horns. He nailed the butt end to it so you cannot fill it. You can remove the wood stopper from the narrow end. Chris added the graduated Braintanned Deerskin Leather Strap to it. The strap measures approx. 39″ long.
Powder Horns are containers used to 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.
One of a Kind!
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