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!