This is a powder horn that I have had on my build list a while and finally got around to doing it. It is a recreation of a horn shown on pages 334-335 of Jay Hopkin’s book Bone Tipped & Banded Horns. That horn was found in Virginia and the acorn is a Virginia motif.
The horn shown below is a technically a right hand horn, but is so straight it could be easily carried either way. It is about 12.5″ around the outside curve (not including the stopper), 10.25″ finial to tip, and with a 1.96″ diameter base plug. The screw-tip is horn and has a female thread as is typical on southern horns. The base plug and stopper are American Black Walnut.
I hadn’t initially intended to put color fraktur/engraving on the horn. However, the buyer asked if I could add a little something. So, I did. I hope he likes it. I have included photos of the horn both before and after the engraving.