Drinking Horn, Viking drinking horn, Celtic drinking horn, Scandinavian drinking horn, Mead horn, Ale horn, Horn cup, horn mug, steer horn


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water buffalo horn, leather strap, bees wax

This beautiful medium small water buffalo drinking horn measures about 8 inches in length. The horn in the photo is the exact horn you will receive when you purchase. The belt strap is a leather string style perfect for small horns. The horn easily slips out the top of the strap for use and the leather is firm enough to hold the loops open to easily insert the horn again when finished.


The Drinking Horn has long been associated with the Scandinavian’s and the Viking era, but they were also very popular with the Anglo-Saxons and the Celtic people, especially around Wales and Ireland. In many of those cultures the Drinking Horn was more heavily used by “nobility” rather than “common folk” that used bowls and wooden cups. Materials such as leather, antler, metal, ceramic, bone, stone and wood were also used to make drinking vessels, not just horn.

The Drinking Horns used by many of the Scandinavian people’s during the Viking era were from a now extinct bovine called Aurochs, which were huge animals from which modern day cattle stemmed. They brandished horns that spread two and half feet each and could stand six feet at the shoulders!

No matter if you have Scandinavian blood, Celtic blood or any other blood, the Drinking Horn today is just as special and powerful as it was long ago. If you enjoy quaffing beer, sipping wine, drinking mead, guzzling grogs or downing bragots, doing so from a genuine Drinking Horn can make the occasion that much more enjoyable!


I get each steer horn in the rough. After sanding them down I scrub and wash them thoroughly. Then I sand the mouth. Once sanded and cleaned I heat the horn in the oven and polish the exterior with a buff rag and bees wax. When the horn shines I scrub the interior again and wash thoroughly. Once again I heat them in the oven and apply bees wax to the interior to seal the horn. Using quality leather of deer, cattle, elk, goat or sheep, I cut and braid heavy duty straps.
After all that the horn is ready for a nice brew!

Please note that heat can reshape the horn. Do not use this horn for hot liquids or hard alcohols. Mead, wine, beer/ale, water and even cool or luke warm tea is fine. Simply wash with soap and water to clean. You can use a bottle brush for the interior if necessary.


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