Horn Drinking Cup
Regular price £25.99
80mm by 120mm
Our hand made rough-hewn drinking mug is made from real cowhorn using the traditional method first employed in the medieval period.
As Seen On Game Of Thrones!
Used for feasting and toasting as seen in Game of Thrones clip "Cersei and Sansa Meet", wassailing the fruit trees to ensure a good harvest, sharing mead with your fellow re-enactors or just used as a talking point down your local, these drinking vessels will certainly create a buzz!
Our raw supplies are sourced ethically from renewable resources, often recycling a ’waste’ product from the meat industry and as a result preventing it from ending up in landfill. The majority of our finished products are biodegradable and/or recyclable, making a truly ecological product.
Here we will try to explain what each material is and where it comes from:
Latin Name: Bos Indicus
Source: West Africa
Our domestic cattle, here in the UK, have been selectively bred so they no longer grow horns, this has been done to prevent the cattle from harming one another and consequently damaging the product they are reared for e.g. hide or meat.
We therefore use horn from Ankole Cattle sourced as a by-product of the meat industry in Nigeria. With more space to roam their horns are left to grow, producing the very large, distinctive horns with both great length and circumference that are ideal for use in hornworking.