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DerWeißeWehrwolf
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 01:47 AM
I am a big beir & mead drinker :thumbsup . I have an array of steins but I am looking for a real hollowed out horn for my mead. Does anyone know of any companies? The larger the mead horn the better, everyone hates refills. lol. :D

Thanks for reading.

Hersir
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 02:55 AM
I bought mine from ebay. They were polished and the innards were roughly removed. I lined them with beeswax. You DONT have to do this, but you will more than likely get a bone taste to your drinkage if you dont. You can also use food grade polish on the innards.

If you dont seal the inside, you should not drink liquor or hot beverages from the horn. You can cure the horns with a strong dark beer type.

I only know of scandinavian sites that sells a thorougly finished drinking horn, but it's np to make you own.

I know jelldragon sells drinking horns, but they are not sealed on the inside.

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 03:20 AM
Do you have the names of the scand websites that sell the finished horns?

Ulfvaldr
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 05:40 AM
I got mine at Vinlandkindred

Elessar
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 05:45 AM
I got mine at Viking-shield.com
It had kind of a funny smell/taste at first but it went away for the most part.

Grimsteinr
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 02:23 PM
They look pretty good and theiir prices seem reasonable..............


http://www.warhorse.com/wassail.html

Good Luck. I cleaned and waxed my own, and many for Friends & Kinsmen.
I got the sanded raw horns from a place called "Tandy Leather Company"
They use to sell raw, sanded Horns for 6 to $10.
I guess they are probably still around in you check on line.
Have Fun!

Hersir
Sunday, November 7th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Do you have the names of the scand websites that sell the finished horns?

You can find alot here http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=drinking+horn&_sacat=See-All-Categories

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 05:59 AM
I got mine at Vinlandkindred

I couldnt find the website, might of been deleted by the jew eyes. Do you have a link to the website?

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 06:01 AM
I got mine at Viking-shield.com
It had kind of a funny smell/taste at first but it went away for the most part.


Great website! :thumbup

SaxonCeorl
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 06:27 AM
So, now, if you're drinking from a horn, does that mean you can't lay it down whilst laden with beveridge? Or are there accessory stands that you can buy?

Elessar
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 06:48 AM
So, now, if you're drinking from a horn, does that mean you can't lay it down whilst laden with beveridge? Or are there accessory stands that you can buy?

No, unfortunately you cannot set down a horn full of drink until you've either finished it or have a specially designed holder (or have someone hold it for you ;) )
There are items like this at Wulflund.com, a great website by the way
http://wulflund.com/horn-products/drinking-horns/holder-of-drinking-horn.html

Landers
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 01:27 PM
These horns are awsome! - http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk

Mike Haywood (http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk/About%20Us.htm) is VERY helpful, just contact him at mike@vikingcrafts.co.uk

http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk/About%206.jpg

Ragnar Lodbrok
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 02:19 PM
These horns are awsome! - http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk

Mike Haywood (http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk/About%20Us.htm) is VERY helpful, just contact him at mike@vikingcrafts.co.uk

http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk/About%206.jpg

I could use one of those thanks...

Rune Sumar
Monday, November 8th, 2010, 09:28 PM
I lined them with beeswax... You can also use food grade polish on the innards...

If you dont seal the inside, you should not drink liquor or hot beverages from the horn. You can cure the horns with a strong dark beer type.

Thank you for the suggestions and advice, I've been looking for a good drinking horn with the innards being my only problem based on what to buy and from where. This should get me a horn a bit quicker.. if my wallet catches up to my mind. haha.

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, 08:02 AM
No, unfortunately you cannot set down a horn full of drink until you've either finished it or have a specially designed holder (or have someone hold it for you ;) )
There are items like this at Wulflund.com, a great website by the way
http://wulflund.com/horn-products/drinking-horns/holder-of-drinking-horn.html

Damn good website!! :thumbsup

Hamrammr
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Are anyone familiar with the process involved in making your own? I would like to tackle a project like this seeing as we cannot get hold of such items in South Africa. I'm also looking for a proper mjolnir but I cannot get hold of one.:(

Rune Sumar
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Mtroboer, are you able to order items online?

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Are anyone familiar with the process involved in making your own? I would like to tackle a project like this seeing as we cannot get hold of such items in South Africa. I'm also looking for a proper mjolnir but I cannot get hold of one.:(

You poor man, you live in South africa... Is it as bad as people say it is?

Hamrammr
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, 06:09 AM
Mtroboer, are you able to order items online?

Yes but it is a real pain to do so! It is very expensive and take ages to get here(if the staff at the post office do not steal it...). So I'd rather prefer to make my own. That way it would hold much more sentimental value to me as well. The mjolnir I guess I would have to be made by a jeweler.


You poor man, you live in South africa... Is it as bad as people say it is?

It's a great place except for the government and it's followers;). I would not live anywhere else if its my choice but the black majority is making life hard for us at the moment. Feel free to read the South African section every now and then. Me and other SA members try to post relevant news and other posts!

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, 08:06 AM
It's a great place except for the government and it's followers;). I would not live anywhere else if its my choice but the black majority is making life hard for us at the moment. Feel free to read the South African section every now and then. Me and other SA members try to post relevant news and other posts!

Lol, we got the same deal going on the America. :thumbdown Its currently run by a illegal black muslim, so i completely understand where you are coming from. What I was concerned with was the ongoing white genocide. How bad is it? I heard in some parts the mongrols are even slaying white children too... :mad:mad:mad

Onto happier subjects.. im new to mead horns, whats mjolnir?

Elessar
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, 09:23 AM
whats mjolnir?

Google's a good place to start asking ;)
But Mjolnir is the name of Thor's Hammer, commonly worn as a necklace.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Mj%C3%B6lnir.PNG

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Are anyone familiar with the process involved in making your own? I would like to tackle a project like this seeing as we cannot get hold of such items in South Africa. I'm also looking for a proper mjolnir but I cannot get hold of one.:(

Check out this website...


http://www.horn-maker.com/epages/61770050.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61770050/Categories

Blackeagle
Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 03:53 PM
How do you go about washing these?

Grimsteinr
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 04:19 PM
How do you go about washing these?

I use to get a bunch of Horns from Tandy Leather company. They'd be well sanded on the outside and have most of the dried blood & flesh plug removed from inside. But they'd still be pretty dirty inside.

1st I'd get some chlorinated dish-washer detergent.
I'd set the horn up in an old nasty foam cooler, with weights of some kind to hold it up.
I'd heat a teakettle of water, to boiling on the stove. I'd pour the horn about 2/3rds full of boiling water. Then I add a couple big tablespoons of the chlorinated dish-washer detergent(about a quarter cup or so, (give or take). Then fill to the top with the boiling water. It should bubble a bit.

Let it sit over night. Next morning pour it out, down the commode.....don't want the nasties in a clean sink. Then scrub the horn out well with a tapered bottle brush. You might need to repeat this whole process a couple, 2 or 3 times to get the horn all good and clean inside.

{You can alternately clean out the Horn with Denture Cleaner, Polident or another brand. In this case you do not need boiling water, just very warm, almost hot water. Fill the horn with the nearly Hot water and drop in 3 or 4 Tablets of the Denture Cleaner And let sit over-night. You might also need to do this a couple or 3 times.}
When it is good and clean, "no slickness" from the organic stuff and your rinse water is clean..........Dry it well, a couple, 3 or 4 days.......and wax it.

It is not an exact science.......Play it by ear, if you get my drift.

I have hade a horn or two that were so rough inside when I got done cleaning them that I used a long piece, 12 to 15 inches, of heavy gauge wire, #9 or 8 gauge to clean and smooth them.

I'd make a sharp crease in one end and bend it close. I'd cut 3/4 inch wide, 3 inch long strips of 100 or 150 grit sand paper 3 to 5 strips. I'd fold the strips in half and slide them in the fold of the heavy gauge wire.
I'd chuck the other end of the wire in my variable-speed electric drill. Run it at a low speed. in & out of the horn, all the way down to the end. Do Not breathe the Dust made.........It is poison to Your Lungs.When you are done with that, rinse well & let dry sufficiently.

As you can tell..........I have "made", that is conditioned, and carved Runes on a bunch of horns over the years, probably given away fifty or so.
It's Fun and productive. Every Asatruar or Odinist ought to have his or her own horn.;)

flâneur
Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 04:25 PM
I am a big beir & mead drinker :thumbsup . I have an array of steins but I am looking for a real hollowed out horn for my mead. Does anyone know of any companies? The larger the mead horn the better, everyone hates refills. lol. :D

Thanks for reading.

I suggest ebay.af (ebay africa) where an elephants tusk should hold a few pints.

Gerulf
Saturday, December 25th, 2010, 01:04 AM
This site has some nice drinking horns:

http://www.thorhammer.org/en/Viking_Drinking_Horns_Drinking/l_WG166

They have a lot of nice stuff. I've ordered from them before.