Powder Horn Star End
This Powder Horn Star End features a large end stopper with a Star carved on it. Because it is vintage, its age shows. Unfortunately that means that a couple of small holes have developed. Also, the plug from the narrow end disappeared somewhere. You will need to make a new plug for the narrow end. The old ivory color that is nearly translucent will appeal to collectors and historical re-enactors alike!
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. 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.
This Powder Horn measures approx. 11″ long.
One of a Kind!
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