Hand carved to showcase a Viking Longship, this black and white horn features a knotwork band at the top with the end of the horn carved into a spiral. With colouring ranging from white to black and cream highlights, this is a stunning horn. The longship has a dragon's head and shields on the side of the ship carved to complete the design.
Longships were potentially called skeiðar (sing. skeið) if they were extremely long, serpent- or drakkar ships when dragon-heads were present, and snekke/snekkja when slightly smaller. They used both oars and sails to reach their frighteningly high speeds which were so instrumental to the Viking raiders’ hit-and-run tactics. They were also narrower than most of the ships from the early Viking Age; the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, states that archaeologically, ships have to be at least five times as long as they were wide to be classified as longships. The shields of the warriors hung on the outside of the ship.
You'll receive the a carved horn with the Draklar motif but not the one in the images. If you like to see images of the ones we have in stock just get in touch. They're all beautifully carved and unique
Capacity approx 350ml (0.62 pints)
Horns are by-products of the meat industry. Our horns are salvaged from this so instead of going to waste, they are cleaned, reconditioned and turned into a beautiful vessel to start a new life. Each is handmade and unique. All our horns are cleaned, sculpted and polished by our craftsman to a beautiful finish and are safe to drink from.
Iron stand not included. Available to purchase separately.