Powder Horn Scalloped End
Get this sturdy handmade Powder Horn for your kit or collection! The crafter made it from an 8″ long Steer Horn. At the butt end, he carved a scalloped section that holds the strap. He added wood stoppers to both ends. Copper nails hold the butt end stopper in place, so you cannot open it. The narrow end has a removable stopper. A piece of synthetic cord serves as a strap, but you can replace it with Leather or your own Strap.
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 inserted at each end of the horn kept the powder dry. 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, LLC offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History 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.
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