Category: Powder Horns

  • An Engraved Bison Horn

    An Engraved Bison Horn

    Shown here is a bison horn that I was provided by a client for engraving.  I was asked to do something primitive, along the lines of cave or rock paintings.   I really wanted to do something a little more sophisticated than that. What I suggested was some designs inspired by Micmac powder horn engravings.   The […]

  • A New Shot Pouch, Powder Horn & Patch Knife

    A New Shot Pouch, Powder Horn & Patch Knife

    Click on image for larger view. Press Esc. to return. I recently decided that I have too many historically correct shooting outfits for guns I have yet to build that I never use. Consequently, I resolved to sell those outfits and make an entirely new shooting outfit for myself making the shot pouch, powder horn […]

  • Two Fraktur Decorated Applied-tip Powder Horns

    Two Fraktur Decorated Applied-tip Powder Horns

    Small Fraktur Decorated Applied-Tip Powder Horn (#52) This small fraktur engraved powder horn (#52) is a traditional left hand carry that can be carried either way.   It is approximately 13.5″ around the outside curve and 10″ tip to tip not including the stopper.   The Cherry base plug is 2.25″ in diameter.   The two piece applied-tip […]

  • Horn Containers

    Shown below are two small engraved horn containers that I made as Christmas gifts. This is the first time I have made this sort of horn container. I had to make a larger mandrel to turn the 3″ plus diameter horn sections. I learned after the fact that I could have straightened taller horn sections […]

  • Early Virginia Powder Horn with Color Scrimshaw

    Early Virginia Powder Horn with Color Scrimshaw

    Shown here is a bespoke powder horn with color scrimshaw.   The form of the horn is Early Virginia with a turned  beaded hard maple base plug and a turned Axis deer antler tip.  This right hand  horn is approximately 14.75″ around the outside curve, 12.25″ tip to tip, and with a 2.375″ diameter base plug.    […]

  • Southern Banded Powder Horns

    Southern Banded Powder Horns

    On this page I have some southern  multi-banded powder horns.   These types of horns are typically found in North Carolina and south.  The single banded horns are covered on the Virginia Applied Tip Powder Horns page.   All these horns have applied tips with most being screw-tips. This medium sized horn (Horn #54) is a traditional […]

  • A Grandfather’s Gift – An Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #49)

    A Grandfather’s Gift – An Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #49)

    This traditional right hand powder horn was a gift from a grandfather to his four year old grandson.   He wanted a powder horn with my color fraktur scrimshaw that had his grandson’s name.   I kept the powder horn simple with a relatively plain domed cherry base plug with a finial and turned Axis deer antler […]

  • Applied-tip Powder Horn with Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #46)

    Applied-tip Powder Horn with Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #46)

    I am doing scrimshaw horns right now and this one is more traditional fraktur with geometric designs and stylized flowers.   I skipped the color on this one except for the ferric nitrate stain giving a little yellow color to the horn. This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to […]

  • Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur (Horn #44)

    Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur (Horn #44)

    I am doing more scrimshawed horns right now and trying some new things.  This is my latest effort featuring a Carolina parakeet and a Northern Cardinal along with some fraktur flowers.   I hope you like it. This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to tip, not including the […]

  • Acorn Finial, Applied-tip Powder Horn #41 with Color Fraktur

    Acorn Finial, Applied-tip Powder Horn #41 with Color Fraktur

    This Virginia inspired powder horn has an applied Axis deer antler tip and turned black walnut base plug and stopper.  The base plug has an acorn finial which was common on Virginia powder horns.  The horn is technically a left hand horn, but is so straight it could be easily carried either way.    It was […]