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Anyone can drink from a glass. Real men and women drink from horns!

Real Vikings Drinking Horn

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"Drinking my beer now feels epic. I feel like a real Viking and my Poker buddies are super jealous."
Cody Sanford

"...drinking from a glass is so lame. Now I feel like a real man."

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If you have ever watched TV shows like “Vikings”and “Game of Thrones” or movies like “Lord of the Rings” you have certainly seen their famous characters drink from horns.

And now you can too. Drinking horns have been around forever, but getting one for yourself was hard and expensive. You needed to get one custom made for you. And if you needed a stand for it to use it on the table, you probably would have needed to invest a few hundred dollars.

But today we offer you the chance to get a real life drinking horn at a fraction of these costs. With a stand plus a leather holster to carry it around already included

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

These are genuine handmade from ox horns. Each horn is unique and looks different because of this.

You can use these horns for any kind of drink. no matter if you prefer beer, wine, Coke, Pepsi, water, milk or any other drink. In ancient times, the Vikings even served food in the horns. So if you want to serve food in a unique way, you can do it as well.

Each horn holds up to 17 oz – 500 ml – in fluid. So you can have a full bottle of beer and nearly 3/4 of a bottle of wine with just one full horn.

No, we don’t recommend this. Heat can deform the shape of your horn. This is a natural material (ox horn) that doesn’t work well with hot drinks.

The stands that come with your horns are made of the same material (ox horn or buffalo horn). You can either use this to put your horn onto the table while you eat or for save storage or showcasing. All stands are tested to make sure that the horns are kept in place when fully loaded.

The holster is a great tool to carry it around with you. The leather surface helps you with a better grip as well so the horn does not slip through your hands. Additionally you can hang it on the wall, hook or nail wherever you want.

We cannot guarantee a specific color or shape. Each horn is handcrafted from buffalo (ox) horn. As this is a natural material, we have no influence on the color or shape. But we guarantee that each horn comes with the exact capacity and that it works 100% as advertised.

Each horn is unique. No one looks like the other. So if you’re looking for a real world drinking horn that is made specifically for you and that no there person in this world can have, please place your order. If you would like a special color combination, please tell us in the order message section and we’ll see what we can do.

No hard feelings. If you don’t like your horns, just send them back to us and we’ll give you a full refund.

5/5
"My husband calls it a manly man's drinking vessel. And he ONLY uses this horn to drink. Need to get some more, I guess."
Vicky Hodge
5/5
"What can I say, I am very happy with the product, loved the shape, the color pattern, the stand fits perfectly. It’s heavy, it’s sturdy, it’s well made."
Henry Lara
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"This is perfect for refreshment either before or after you go pillaging. It holds a good amount of ale to quench the thirst of any warrior or God."
Fern Lawson

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1 Viking Drinking Horn

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Regular $79.99

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$ 59
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3 Viking Drinking Horns

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$ 149
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2 Viking Drinking Horns

with stands and holsters

Regular $159.98

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$ 109
99
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  • WITH STAND & HOLSTER

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When Vikings ruled the world - history of drinking horns

The world of the Vikings is a world where rituals matter. One of these rituals can be seen in the drinking horn that they drink from. Drinking horns were most often made from cattle horns (bovine), either hollowed-out (i.e., natural horn) or carved from solid pieces of wood, metal, bone or ivory. Sometimes they would be decorated in precious metals and jewels. In Europe, one can find many bronze drinking horns from around 1000 AD. The ceremonial drinking horn was often passed around at feasts and supplied an individual’s share of mead or other fluids while “passing around” a communal vessel for water – a process still followed in modern reenactments and ceremonies.

vikings drinking horn history of the horns

It is awesome to drink from a horn, whether it be for ceremonies or just for cool purposes. Drinking horns were common in medieval times and still are in some cultures today. Drinking horns have been used in Europe since the Iron Age. They were known by various names, such as rhyton , drinking horn, drinking tube or ceremonial cup. The Vikings would drink from wooden horns or cattle horns when they went into battle to represent their strength and power. By drinking from horns, they believed that they would gain the strength of the animal.

The history of the drinking horn starts in ancient times with nomads who carved them out of oxen horns. When tribes developed domestically, these carvings were replaced by metalwork and jewelry. Drinking horns are mentioned in many Nordic sagas relating to both ritual feasts and drinking games.

It has been said that the Norse culture was heavily influenced by horns, including drinking horns. There have been several studies done about the role of drinking horns in Norse society and how they were used as a status symbol or a gift in ceremonies between people. The study that relates most to this article though is about the ancient significance of horns in Viking culture. For example, when King Hrolf (Hrólfr Kraki) gave his daughter Skuld to the Swedish king Adils, he also sent a gold ring and two drinking horns along with some other gifts.

The story that relates most to the drinking horn within Norse culture would have to be about the god Odin and the mead of poetry. In this story, Odin is sent to Midgard (Earth) for an errand. Fenrir had been chained up with Gleipnir, a magical chain that he could not break. The gods realized that Fenrir was growing stronger and might eventually break free from his chains, so they decided to bind him until the day of Ragnarok. The task was given to the dwarves to create this chain and they did so by using the footfall of cats, the beards of women, the roots of mountains, bear’s sinews and fish’s breath.

The gods brought Fenrir to a location where they could bind him with Gleipnir without causing harm to the wolf. When they arrived, Fenrir sensed treachery and refused to be bound until one of the gods agreed to let him devour them as long as he could break free. The god Týr saw no other option but to put his hand in Fenrir’s mouth when the wolf promised not to harm him when he let himself be bound with Gleipnir. Fenrir realized that Týr was not harmed by his threats and they took Gleipnir, along with Týr’s right hand, back to the location of the gods.

Now that Fenrir had been bound, they needed a vessel to hold the mead for their feast celebrating Fenrir’s defeat. The god Bragi, who possessed magical mead that would confer invulnerability against the wolf’s threats, offered to go into Fenrir’s mouth and then out of his urethra while he slept. When Bragi came out of the wolf’s urethra, he spat the mead into a horn held by another god. The drink was passed around for everyone to drink and to mix with their blood. This made them all invulnerable except for Odin who wanted the mead all to himself. It is said that he did this by asking Víðarr, his son who had not touched the drink, to step in as a guarantee of safety while Odin took out Fenrir’s heart.

There are multiple theories about the origin of drinking from a horn. One theory is that people drank from horns because they were easier to carry around and do not break like glass or pottery. When there were public events, such as feasts and celebrations, people would carry their own drinking horns with them. Sometimes, rich nobles would pass out these drinking horns filled with mead or ale as gifts to show off their wealth.

Another theory is that drinking from a horn would prevent poisoning because people could not see what was inside the container and it would be hard to pour something into someone’s mouth without them noticing, especially if they were watching the drinker. Also, the person drinking would know whether or not they were drinking from the same container because the mead would get stuck in between the ridges of their teeth.

One last theory is that people drank from horns so they could show off to others and improve their social status. This was a popular trend around ancient societies where certain groups, such as royalty, had more access to resources and higher statuses.

vikings drinking horn history of the horns

The practical use of horns today is very different than the past. Though they are still used in Viking-themed events or to drink mead, they are also commonly found in nature reserves where many animals roam free and can easily injure people. These drinking horns help keep humans at a safe distance while allowing them to enjoy the beauty of these creatures from a closer distance.

In the case of Fenrir, drinking from a horn can have several implications. For one, it could symbolize the unity after Fenrir was bound and how people came together for this cause. It also shows that people were not afraid to face their fears or risk their lives to save others. Moreover, they were so determined to save others that they did not care about their personal safety and were willing to lose a body part like Týr did.

Týr might have agreed to give up his hand just so people would be able to continue living in peace. He may have foreseen that there would be other dangers in the future, such as wars with other groups and individuals, and knew that they would need to be ready for these threats. Bragi’s willingness to enter Fenrir’s mouth is also symbolic of the dedication people had to make sure that their beliefs were represented. Everyone looked out for each other during times of conflict and made sacrifices when needed so everyone could live harmoniously together.

When Odin decided to drink from the mead alone, this could have been viewed as selfish. Some people might have thought that he should have shared it with everyone or drank it with his son rather than risk losing everything for something so trivial. Anyone who was sacrificed would not feel happy about Odin taking away their opportunity to save other beings. However, others may see this as Odin acting nobly because he is sacrificing something that can never be returned to him in order to protect the people who still live in Midgard.

It was clear that everyone had different views on how they should handle Fenrir. Some believed they needed to bind him for good while others thought they should kill him. Since Fenrir was undefeatable, no one wanted to be responsible for his death and left the decision up to those who could face Fenrir without fear. Sometimes it is necessary to make sacrifices in order to ensure a better life for all people involved. In this case, the price was high but everyone agreed that it must be paid so they can live peacefully together.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered

These are genuine handmade from ox horns. Each horn is unique and looks different because of this.

You can use these horns for any kind of drink. no matter if you prefer beer, wine, Coke, Pepsi, water, milk or any other drink. In ancient times, the Vikings even served food in the horns. So if you want to serve food in a unique way, you can do it as well.

Each horn holds up to 17 oz – 500 ml – in fluid. So you can have a full bottle of beer and nearly 3/4 of a bottle of wine with just one full horn.

No, we don’t recommend this. Heat can deform the shape of your horn. This is a natural material (ox horn) that doesn’t work well with hot drinks.

The stands that come with your horns are made of the same material (ox horn or buffalo horn). You can either use this to put your horn onto the table while you eat or for save storage or showcasing. All stands are tested to make sure that the horns are kept in place when fully loaded.

The holster is a great tool to carry it around with you. The leather surface helps you with a better grip as well so the horn does not slip through your hands. Additionally you can hang it on the wall, hook or nail wherever you want.

We cannot guarantee a specific color or shape. Each horn is handcrafted from buffalo (ox) horn. As this is a natural material, we have no influence on the color or shape. But we guarantee that each horn comes with the exact capacity and that it works 100% as advertised.

Each horn is unique. No one looks like the other. So if you’re looking for a real world drinking horn that is made specifically for you and that no there person in this world can have, please place your order. If you would like a special color combination, please tell us in the order message section and we’ll see what we can do.

No hard feelings. If you don’t like your horns, just send them back to us and we’ll give you a full refund.

CHOOSE YOUR SET

1 Viking Drinking Horn

with stand and holster

Regular $79.99

NOW ONLY

$ 59
99
  • FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
  • UNIQUE & HANDMADE
  • WITH STAND & HOLSTER

100% No-Risk Money Back Guarantee

5/5

3 Viking Drinking Horns

with stands and holsters

Regular $239.97

NOW ONLY

$ 149
99
  • FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
  • UNIQUE & HANDMADE
  • WITH STAND & HOLSTER
Best Deal

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5/5

2 Viking Drinking Horns

with stands and holsters

Regular $159.98

NOW ONLY

$ 109
99
  • FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
  • UNIQUE & HANDMADE
  • WITH STAND & HOLSTER

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5/5
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