Drinking horns for drinking in style
Almost everyone is duly impressed at the sight of beautiful drinking horns. These horns are magnificent to look at. They obviously also evoke deep-seated imprints. The horn is something of an archetype for us. The drinking horn was a coveted trophy practically everywhere in the world for more than 25,000 years. The horn not only distinguished the warrior, but also proved to be a practical drinking vessel. Vikings, Indians, Zulu, Bantu, Egyptians, Anglo Saxon tribes, Romans and Greeks - all tribes and peoples used drinking horns. Whether from elephants, narwhals, buffaloes, bulls or cows - the main thing was a stable and durable drinking vessel. No wonder that the horns were elaborately decorated all over the world. A nobly designed horn will find its fans everywhere - whether it is manufactured with carvings or fittings, with a leather holder or set in valuable metal. We have gathered some of the most beautiful horns for drinking so that you can add the best horn for your role to your shopping cart. We offer you high quality at an excellent price in our online shop. If you would like more information about horns or other accessories and their price, please contact our online shop directly. We are looking forward to your call.
For strong warriors, Vikings and hunters
After a strenuous battle, thirst is great. So it's good to always have the right drinking vessel from LARP-Fashion.co.uk with you to help yourself to the large wine barrel or the mead barrel. You are probably familiar with mead. Mead is the wonderful honey wine of the Vikings and Germanic tribes. In this case, you are always well advised to have a real horn. Some like it small and handy. Others like it big enough to quench their thirst all at once. In any case, a real horn with beautiful fittings is a great eye-catcher. Such a mead-horn can quickly be transformed into a wonderful and practical accessory. Look at the special decorations with impressive rivets or chic buckles made of leather. A drinking horn ideally complements the outfit.
For noble ladies, warriors or maidens
With a drinking cup made of real horn, noble ladies, warriors or maidens can stay in character at any LARP event. The real horn makes such a cup not only beautiful to look at, but also true to style, very durable and stable. This means that the mead-horn can fall to the ground in a sudden scuffle around the campfire. It will not immediately shatter into a thousand pieces.
Therefore, the horn is simply the perfect companion for the world of LARP, where things can get a little wild. The beautifully designed mead-horn is particularly suitable for a LARP player. The more elaborate the decoration or the holder for these drinking horns from the Middle Ages, the greater the attention for you.
Horns - Practical and authentic
If you've worked up too much of a sweat on a warm day at a LARP event, it's a good idea to make sure you drink enough. But a plastic bottle is so not befitting of the authentic role-player. So if you're a real LARP fan, it's better to switch to a mead-horn. With the right holder, the horn is always ready to hand. It also looks good. If you have never tried a horn like this as a mead-horn, you will be amazed at how tasty plain water is from drinking horns. Of course, we have protected the drinking horns in a modern way. By coating them with clear varnish, liquids and alcohol do not attack the horn. It is also easy to wash off and you can use it for a long time. However, the Viking drinking horns are not suitable for the dishwasher.
A special accessory
A drinking horn from the Middle Ages is a great piece of equipment for everyone, and not just at an event. With a matching metal stand, a drinking horn can also create a great atmosphere in your own home as an accessory. With such an accessory, it is easy to bring the conversation to recent LARP gatherings. It is easy to win new players over with a hearty drink. The drinking horn decoratively embellishes your own living room and is immediately ready to hand at the next event.
Of course, the real fan also drinks a good sip from the mead-horn at home. The drinking horns in our mail-order shop are available in different sizes. Choose the right horn for your shopping basket and your thirst. In the description of the individual articles you will find all the important factors about the drinking horns or the horn cups. The holders for the belt are made of genuine leather. If you are looking for a suitable stand for your horn, please also pay attention to the item description. Some offers for your shopping cart consist of a horn including a stand. However, we also offer the horn stands separately.
Some more information about the history of drinking horns
In our online shop at LARP-Fashion.co.uk we always like to give you some more information about articles for medieval or fantasy LARP. The horn as a drinking vessel is not an invention of the Vikings. The Vikings also never wore horns on their helmets. That is just a modern fairy tale. As mentioned above, people have been using drinking horns for at least 25,000 years. The Neanderthals realised even before Homo Sapiens that the horns of the large grass-eaters were a good way to transport water or drink it.
In any case, a 25,000-year-old limestone figurine shows a woman with a horn that she leads towards her mouth. Our ancestors were very fond of these horns. As early as 600 B.C., a Celtic prince was given nine drinking horns in his grave. All were elaborately studded with bronze. 1000 years later, the people of Europe already knew how to make glass. They made a conspicuously large number of glass drinking vessels - and most of them had this horn shape. This clearly indicates that people in the Middle Ages attached a cultic significance to the horn.
The Viking drinking horn
It was mainly the Vikings who associated great powers with the horn. The best-known mead-horn of that early period is mentioned in one of the Viking sagas of the Old Norse. The "Grímr inn góði" was Grim the Good. This horn of the Viking saga had a human head. It served as a magical drinking vessel, gave the owner great powers and could foretell the future. The fallen heroes of the Vikings and Germanic tribes, got drunk on mead in drinking horns - together with the gods in Valhalla. And in Valhalla this was done without any of the nasty consequences of today's drinking bouts. Among the Goths, the drinking horns were even beaten into silver.
It is hardly surprising that the Scythian horsemen from the region of today's Ukraine even made drinking horns out of gold. In the Renaissance at the end of the Middle Ages, it was not only crowns and castles that grew in height. Drinking horns, too, were transformed into veritable showpieces of precious metal with emeralds and other precious stones. So if your eyes light up today when you see one of these beautiful drinking horns, don't be surprised. This admiration has already been laid in your cradle for many generations. So follow the call of your ancestors and purchase a magnificent mead-horn from our online shop - at a really good price.