Priming Horn Black


Handmade Black Priming Horn

This Priming Horn Black is new and ready to use as an accessory or add to your collection.  The crafter made it from a natural cow horn which he sanded smooth. At the wide end, the crafter glued in an oval wood piece.  He also carved a wood stopper for the narrow end.   One of a Kind!

Priming Horns are generally considered smaller than regular powder horns. 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.

This Priming Horn measures about 6.5 inches long not including the stopper.  The base measures 1.75 inches x 1.5 inches.  One of a Kind!

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.

Shop for more Living History Supplies! You will find Cartridge Papers, Tomahawks, and Reproduction accessories.


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