This is an accurate reproduction of a Revolutionary War steer horn powder horn. Powder horns held coarser powder that was used in the barrels of the guns. Steer horns, rather than metal containers, were used to hold powder because of the fear of sparks. Perfect for history buffs, reenactors, or historical décor.
- Steer horn with wooden plug and adjustable leather strap
- Horn is approximately 13" in length - shapes, sizes and colors will vary because these are genuine steer horns
- Hollow inside
- Revolutionary War antique reproduction
- Great for history buffs, reenactors, historical décor
- Made in the USA
In the 18th century, each member of the “colonial militia” was required to show up with his own gun, a pound of shot, and a horn filled with black powder. Young men generally personalized their powder horns with engravings. Eighteenth-century examples often bear the owner’s name, commemorative dates, and all kinds of illustrations.
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The horn plug did not fit was well and needed some and there was a sticky substance on the horn that needed to be cleaned. Still the price was right.
This is a top quality, authentic reproduction powder horn typical of Colonial Williamsburg items.