Optional Accessories for Viking Drinking Horn

Viking Drinking Horn 500ml, Leatherholder in forged iron stand
Viking Drinking Horn 500ml, Leatherholder in forged iron standViking Drinking Horn 500ml Rim black Silver Celtic spiral detail, LeatherholderForged Iron stand for 400ml Drinking hornViking Drinking Horn 700ml rim & black  Silver terminal and black Leatherholder in forged iron standViking Drinking Horn0.05L rim & black  Silver terminalVDHRSBs Viking Drinking Horn Rim slim Silver Celtic spiral detailVDHT98 Viking Drinking Horn tips Silver Celtic spirals detail diagonal opening matt design featureVDHT98 Viking Drinking Horn tip diagonal opening Silver blackened CelticSpirals detailVDHT98 Viking Drinking Horn tips Silver Celtic spirals detail diagonal opening matt design feature gold colourVDHT98,99 Viking Drinking Horn tips Silver Celtic spirals detailVDHT99 Viking Drinking Horn tip Silver Celtic spiral detail with end loop darkVDHT99 Viking Drinking Horn tip Silver Celtic spiral detail with end loop BlackVDHT99 Viking Drinking Horn tip Silver Celtic spiral detail with end loop yellow goldViking Drinking Horns in different forged iron stands 1.5Litre, 50ml, 1 LitreSilver Spiral Rim on Viking drinking horn with hand-engraved RunesOptional Accessories for Viking Drinking Horn viking_drinking_horn_1_5l_in_tall_3-legged_forged_iron_stand_with_50ml_horn_as_size_comparison2_23
AUD30.00 each

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Our decorative horn tips or rims feature a Celtic Spiral design.

Silver terminals Medieval Hood, where a silver tip could be attached

99VDHTS  Silver tip with end ring, inside diameter 17mm full length 40mm

98VDHTS  Silver tip with diagonal opening, inside diameter 18mm length 48mm
approximate turnover time to hand-finish terminals, polish, blacken and attach to Horn 2 work days

The silver terminals can also be blackened. The blackened silver is achieved by oxidizing with alkaline sulphides and highlights added afterwards with a handmade polishing steel.

for an extra charge

The silver terminals have also been used as hood end for medieval re-enactor costumes.
We drilled several holes around the top opening just underneath the rim to be able to sew it on. In medieval times money was carried inside the long hood end.

Silver Horn rims or Bangles

have to be hand-made completely new, individually for each horn as the shape and size of the horns vary.

Approximate time of manufacture 2 months

Horn stands

Twisted, Forged Iron Horn stands in different sizes:

for 100 - 200 ml, 300 - 500 ml or 500 ml - 1 Litre horns

I will choose the correct fitting size to match the chosen horn.

Order can be upgraded to a taller forged iron stands for larger horns from 500ml up, self-supporting on 3 legs, allows the horn to stand straighter and look bigger, cost $40 plus extra postage for bulky item. Just include the wish in the comment box on the order form. A separate invoice will be issued via email.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss special orders.

Customer Feedback:

the stands & holders have arrived. Everything fits perfectly. The stands give very solid support and they look great, I'm thrilled with them. I love the simple design, they show the horns off beautifully. I have a great chest type box metal lock & side handles, black tissue, packing, the horns, stands & holders. All I need is the wedding card. Thanking you so much

I received the horn and leather belt holder and I absolutely LOVE your work. It's easily one of the most beautiful items I've ever purchased and it couldn't suit my friend better. I appreciate all the time you spent assisting me with the options and I think the rune work on the leather piece is really exquisite. Thank you so much - I have a feeling I will purchase from you again in the near future.

Horn arrived today!! It's awesome, thank you so much, and of the 3 holsters you sent, I picked the clear black one, thanks again guys. Big thumbs up. Wish you a happy festive season and a rockin new year. Regards, Michael

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Leather Holders for Belts

Plain Leather holders cost $10 in Black, Beige, medium or dark brown.

The Leather Holders are individually hand-made and fitted according to horn size and can be hung from / added to any belt. Medieval belts were traditionally slim belts. Medieval Belt with Silver Belt Buckle authentic Lioness Harpie Design and Belt End Floral Design

Designs or Patterns created with Pyrography, burnt free hand onto dark brown leather, also a few patterns created with stamps. $20
Examples to choose from on the photos. Design number displayed in title of each photo when you hover with the mouse over it. You can click on each photo to see it enlarged.

Family Crest, Runes, or Names also possible by request.

The images or patterns are drawn free hand onto the leather holders and then burnt with a pyrography iron onto the leather, therefore slight variation possible in Designs depending on smoothness and width of leather holder or grain structure. I cannot use an eraser, getting only one go at drawing the design on and then following my lines with the soldering iron. 

Some of my Pyrography Designs have historical or symbolic significance e.g: based on photos we were allowed to take at Museums in Europe and the Drawings of my daughter, who is an archaeologist and researched Medieval patterns as her favourite pastime for her elaborate, authentic embroidery. e.g.:
No. 38 leather belt holder for Viking drinking horns elaborate Celtic pattern Ivory carving on the hem of St. Blasius Byzantine 11th cent Berlin Kunstgewerbe Museum
No. 39 leather belt holder for Viking drinking horns elaborate Celtic pattern Stone carving Fassade santa Maria Pouposa Italy 1025-1050

I also modified designs to fit onto slim leather holders inspired by the book: Celtic Design Animal Patterns by Aidan Meehan. e.g.:

No. 34 leather belt holders for Viking drinking horns Celtic animal Design Bird from Book of Lindisfarne
General Information:
He describes: Traditional art is a language....An art form can be shared by many people across boundaries of culture, even of time itself; it remains intelligible to one who has learnt to read the art form. ....one of the most dynamic and popular types Celtic design.....the repertory of animal designs to be the vocabulary, while the elements of construction constitute a grammar. Northern European art carried over to Britain by Anglo-Saxons introduced motifs that were to become the basis of animal patterns in Celtic Christian Manuscripts in the Mid-seventh century. The Silver Gilt buckle from Aker,  S.E. Norway illustrates the Germanic Style, in the first half of the 7th Century. Origins of the Animal Style: The Animal Patterns of Celtic Gospel book illumination are a fusion of many influences that had come together during the time of the migrations of the Germanic tribes throughout Europe. The ‘Northern Tradition’ had already brought together the Celtic, the Romano-British, the Germanic and Gallo-Roman styles; all of which may be found in the treasure of an Anglian king (possibly Readwald, d.625), the famous Ship Burial of Sutton Hoo. The great gold buckle from Sutton Hoo has serpents of Byzantine origin, combined with eagle heads and woven animals of German Style II.....Celtic Knots and Little beasts filling the jaws of the animals is also a device in Celtic animal designs.
Evidently the craftsmen in East Anglia used the same model for bird heads – the Swedish Vendel style – as their Norwegian cousins in the 7th Century, e.g. Eagles on Sutton Hoo shield and from a Gotland harness.....
Two-Headed Dragons from the Chi-Rho Brooch from Linon, France, boars’ heads, hexagon cross. The two arms enclosing the Greek letters Alpha and Omega form the diagonal cross or Greek Chi, X. The vertical arm forms the stem of the Greek Rho, R. Thi-Rho is the monogram of Christ, while Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, is the emblem of Christ also.
He also mentions the Serpent knot from Grave Slab, Hornhausen as two-headed dragon knot from Germany....
The monks determined which elements of German art they could adapt into the repertory of Celtic illumination......For example, while the spindle-legged beast from Sutton Hoo did not make it to Lindisfarne, it did to Durrow. Likewise, the snakes on the great gold buckle bypassed the Book of Durrow and the Book of Lindisfarne c.650-700, yet squiggle on the pages of the Book of Kells.
For his designs he uses as “main source the treasure trove of Sutton Hoo, surveys the art of Scandinavia, the Baltic and Europe under the Germanic tribes for sources of the Anglian motifs, and Ireland and Britain for any indigenous threads. "As may be seen, motifs recur like genes and are subject to mutation, permutation and hybridization.”
....The trademark of Germanic cloisonné is complexity of cell form. Its shapes are curved, wiggly and cobweb-like. By contrast, the supposed cloisonné-inspired Celtic step pattern is simple and based on a regular square dot grid. This conservative, quite archaic style is closer to the pre-Saxon work of the early fourth century. e.g. the centre of the cross carpet page in Lindisfarne is based on the same square grid plan as that of the belt mount from Mucking (the step pattern set on the diagonal). The Mucking belt fittings are decorated with many of the elements of Gospel book ornament: step patterns, animal borders, key patterns, spirals......The Mucking Buckle and Counter Plate are Germanic adaptations of Roman Army gear, possibly made in Roman Britain, c. 400. The style is that of S.E.England, early 5th Century.
He also based some of his designs on the Griffin from the Bronze Age Gundestrup Cauldron.The winged griffin combines the two animals of the sun, the solar, golden-maned and royal lion, and the golden-plumed, equally majestic, all-seeing lord of the sky, the eagle.
The dog, the bird and the serpent of Celtic art have their precedents in Germanic animal style......defined by an outline enclosing the interior of the body which is crosshatched, in a manner suggestive of enamelling. Also, the creature has spiral shoulder joints. This outline and spiral are found in the manuscripts, while the herring bone crosshatch remained in vogue in Ireland for half a millennium. e.g. motif piece from Lagore......

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