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AH3961 Deepeeka

List Price: $39.00
Our Price: $34.90


VIKING DRINKING HORNNobleWares Image of Viking Drinking Horn with Stand AH3961 by Deepeeka AH3961 by Deepeeka
Throughout the world Drinking Horns have been used as natural containers for holding liquids. The drinking horn would have graced the most elegant Viking feast. This unique Viking Style drinking horn is made of natural horn, measures approximately 15 inches in length, and is certain to quench your thirst for Viking lore and legend. This horn drinking vessel is equipped with a brass sleeve rim and stopper, and a metal stand so that you won't spill a drop of your favorite beverage.


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Length: Approximately 15"
Width: Approximately 3.5"
Material: Real Buffalo Horn
Rim & Stopper: Brass
Holder: Blackened Steel Wire



Drinking horns were common amongst the Norse and the Anglo-Saxons. In the Prose Edda, Thor drank from a horn that unbeknownst to him contained all the seas, and in the process he scared Útgarða-Loki and his kin by managing to drink a conspicuous part of its content. They also feature in Beowulf, and fittings for drinking horns were also found at the Sutton Hoo Viking burial site. Large drinking horns were also common among the Thracians, often covered with worked silver or gold plating.

The universal drink of the Viking period was ale - not as we know it today, but fairly weak, sweetish, cloudy, and often unhopped (a wide variety of herbs were used for flavoring, although the hop trade existed). This was drunk by everyone, including children, and for a very good reason - wells and streams were often dirty (in settlements like York they must often have been contaminated by the latrine pits ), but water for brewing was boiled and thus rendered safe. Mead, the favorite drink for celebrations, was brewed from the washings of the honeycombs after honey extraction (honey was the only available sweetener). The wealthy had expensive imported wine.
Drinking Horns were in use well into the Middle Ages, dying out mainly in the 1600s.


Horn is a natural product and may differ in color shape and size from the one pictured. Not suitable for dishwashers.
Note: These horns are not pre-sealed nor lined. Reenactors should prepare them in accordance to their preferred methods prior to actual drinking use. Bee's wax, Brewer's Pitch are but a few possible methods of lining your mug but your preference may be dependant upon your intended use of beverage types and temperatures.
Here is a great independent link that may help if you begin researching easy methods of lining genuine horn drinking products:

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