Powder Horn with Strap
Our stock Powder Horn with strap comes ready to use! Polished natural cow horn includes a groove to hold the strap. Living History Re-enactors wear Powder Horns as an accessory. Native American dancers can wear them as part of their Native American Regalia.
Our Powder Horn includes a wooden stopper and a wooden base and a woven strap.
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. 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.
Colors and curvature of each Powder Horn will vary. Our stock Powder Horns measure approx 12″ long.
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