Viking Drinking and Signal Horns. Drinking horns are polished with a food safe lacquer which complies with EU regulations. We also offer accessories - leather or forged horn holders.
After years of seeking a source of cow horns that would meet our standards for quality, colour and shape, we can finally boast of having the Czech Republic's largest inventory. We sell the horns directly and we make our own products from them, such as our engraved drinking horns. Some of our Viking horns are embellished with tin bands and terminals.
The Origin and Processing of the Horns:
The horns we use come from regions where cattle have long horns, which is not generally true for common European breeds. For this reason, we import quality material from Africa, South America and India. The inner and outer layers of the horns are discarded and the horns are polished. The drinking horns (not blowing horns) are then treated on the inside with a special colorless food safe lacquer. The result is a very original product. We hold the certificates attesting the safety of the materials used.
We offer very attractive conditions to resellers or for example to interior designers and venue owners who would like to use the horns as a unique decoration item.
From the left: Schnaps Horn - 0,2 l - 0,4 l - 1 l - Signal Horn 56 cm - Signal Horn 38 cm
Celtic and Viking drinking horns with engraved patterns. Each horn can be accessorized with a leather holder or a forged stand. If you don’t care for the ones in stock we can also decorate horns according to your desire.
Each horn is a unique product of Nature and it is not always possible to supply one that looks just like the photograph.
Do not put hot liquids (above 60 °C) into your horn. Wash with cold or tepid water, but do not wash in a dishwasher! Clean it gently without the use of sharp or rough scrubbing objects. The horns’ inside surface has been treated with a special colourless food-safe lacquer.
Signal or blowing cow horns (Winding Horns or Blast Horns).
Blowing Horn belongs to one of the oldest musical instruments. One of the oldest animal horns was dicovered in a bog in Visnum (Sweden), almsot 1500 years before present. Using these horns will make your re-enactment and LARP battles really special.
Signal Horns - Blowing Horns
A blowing horn is a horn with a length of at least 30 cm and with its end cut off. Our blowing horns have all been stripped inside and polished on the outside. Don’t expect to be a master at blowing your own horn on the first try - and if you do manage, then congratulations! It’s important how you press your lips to the horn, which is done in a similar way to playing a reed instrument like a saxophone. Lick your lips lightly and pucker them up (Ooh, yes, just like that!) then put your upper lip into the opening of the horn. Take a good, deep breath and begin to smoothly exhale into the horn. Your lips will vibrate in the same way as when you “blow a raspberry” (make a rude noise). However, don’t press too hard - easy does it. The horns produce various tones - each one is different. In order to find the right position for playing yours, you can try moving the horn around a little, and try slightly different positions with your lips within the mouthpiece.
Warning: do not blow on your horn out in the countryside, especially when it is dark or in a foggy conditions. Some of your neighbours might take fright; especially those who have seen the film The 13th Warrior...Look out everyone, the Wendols are coming!
Drinking horns made from cows’ horns decorated with patterns on tin alloy metal. The horns are sanded and polished by hand and treated on the inside with a food-safe lacquer. Each horn is a unique product of Nature, and it is not always possible to supply one that looks just like the photograph.