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Searching for the perfect viking drinking horn? Seek no more. We have the best selection of polished and treated genuine viking drinking horns on the internet in our online store. Safe to use, attractive, durable, and long-lasting. Every horn is guaranteed to be fit for its intended use and to provide years of dependable service. With our online store, you can shop with confidence and obtain the precise color, shape, and size you want.


We handpick the best viking drinking horns from across the world and promise a food-safe varnish covering as well as high-quality horns that won't stink or taste terrible. We also have holders for drinking horns and table stands. For medieval reenactment and larp events, our viking drinking horns were put to the test!


Take a look at our website and order your viking drinking horn today. ¡Sköl!


A drinking horn is the horn of a bovid used as a drinking vessel. Drinking horns are known from Classical Antiquity, especially the Balkans, and remained in use for ceremonial purposes throughout the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period in some parts of Europe, notably in Germanic Europe, and in the Caucasus. Drinking horns remain an important accessory in the culture of ritual toasting in Georgia in particular, where they are known by the local name of kantsi.


Drinking vessels made from glass, wood, ceramics or metal styled in the shape of drinking horns are also known from antiquity. The ancient Greek term for a drinking horn was simply keras (plural kerata, "horn"). To be distinguished from the drinking-horn proper is the rhyton (plural rhyta), a drinking-vessel made in the shape of a horn with an outlet at the pointed end.




Drinking Horns in the Viking Age


Drinking horns are attested from Viking Age Scandinavia. In the Prose Edda, Thor drank from a horn that unbeknown to him contained all the seas, and in the process he scared Útgarða-Loki and his kin by managing to drink a conspicuous part of its content. They also feature in Beowulf, and fittings for drinking horns were also found at the Sutton Hoo burial site. Carved horns are mentioned in Guðrúnarkviða II, a poem composed about 1000 AD and preserved in the Poetic Edda:


Váru í horni                                    -     On the horn’s face were there,
hvers kyns stafir                           -     All the kin of letters,
ristnir ok roðnir,                            -     Cut aright and reddened,
- ráða ek né máttak,                     -     How should I rede them rightly?
lyngfiskr langr,                              -     The ling-fish long
lands Haddingja                          -      Of the land of Hadding,
ax óskorit,                                     -     Wheat-ears unshorn,
innleið dyra.                                  -     And wild things inwards


Beowulf (493ff.) describes the serving of mead in carved horns.


Horn fragments of Viking Age drinking horns are only rarely preserved, showing that both cattle and goat horns were in use, but the number of decorative metal horn terminals and horn mounts recovered archaeologically show that the drinking horn was much more widespread than the small number of preserved horns would otherwise indicate. Most Viking Age drinking horns were probably from domestic cattle, holding rather less than half a litre. The significantly larger aurochs horns of the Sutton Hoo burial would have been the exception.

Brand: Epic Armoury
Epic Armoury’s Adventurer Mug - A drinking vessel designed to hold a bit more than 50cl of your preferred drink. Feel the strength of the braves and valour flow through you when you hold this authentic indian water buffalo horn mug in your hand, raise it, toast and tell your war stories. This produc..
54.99€
Ex Tax:45.45€
Brand: Epic Armoury
The Aegishjalmur Natural Horn Light is a vessel for drinks designed to hold half a litre of your preferred drink. Feel the strength and valour flow through your body when you hold this authentic bull horn in your hand, raise a toast and share your war stories. This product is made of genuine ox horn..
27.00€
Ex Tax:22.31€
Brand: Epic Armoury
The Barbarian Horn Mug is a drinking vessel designed to hold a litre of your preferred drink. Feel the strength & valour flow through you when you hold this authentic bull horn mug in your hand, raise a toast and tell your war stories. The product is made of genuine horn harvested from the India..
60.00€
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Belt Support for Drinking Horns Belt Support for Drinking Horns
IN STOCK
The horn holder "Medieval Armoury" for your belt, is made of genuine brown leather. Due to sturdy leather lacing on the front, the diameter can be extended as desired, but it is recommended using up to 500ml maximum for aesthethics...
8.50€
Ex Tax:7.02€
Brand: Epic Armoury
The Celtic Horn is a drinking vessel designed to hold half a litre of your preferred drink. Feel the strength & valour flow through you when you hold this authentic bull horn in your hand, raise a toast and tell your war stories. The product is made of genuine horn harvested from the Indian wate..
22.00€
Ex Tax:18.18€
Brand: Epic Armoury
The Celtic Druid Drinking Horn is a drinking vessel designed to hold half a liter of your finest mead. This genuine horn comes from the Indian water buffalo, and was chosen specifically for its darker colour. The outside is polished to perfection and engraved with a celtic-inspired pattern. The insi..
22.00€
Ex Tax:18.18€
Brand: Epic Armoury
The Celtic Druid Drinking Horn 500ml - Light is a drinking vessel designed to hold half a liter of your finest mead. This genuine horn comes from the Indian water buffalo, and was chosen specifically for its darker colour. The outside is polished to perfection and engraved with a celtic-inspired pat..
22.00€
Ex Tax:18.18€
Brand: Epic Armoury
The Chieftain Drinking Horn is a drinking vessel designed to hold half a liter of your favourite grog. This genuine horn comes from the Indian water buffalo, and was chosen specifically for its dark colouring. The outside is polished to perfection and engraved with a criss-cross pattern. The inside ..
19.99€
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Drinking Horn 250 - 300ml with support for belt Drinking Horn 250 - 300ml with support for belt
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Gorgeous natural drinking horn, made of real water buffalo horn. This medieval or viking drinking horn has a 250-300ml capacity and its perfect to compliment your  medieval or viking character.This medieval or viking horn comes with a genuine leather support for your belt so you can easily..
14.90€
Ex Tax:12.31€
Drinking Horn aprox. 400ml Drinking Horn aprox. 400ml
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This Drinking Horn is a drinking vessel made to hold almost half a liter of your finest mead. This genuine horn comes from the Indian water buffalo, and was chosen specifically for its darker colour. The inside of the horn is treated for food consumption and longevity using a wax coating...
13.00€
Ex Tax:10.74€
Drinking Horn Olaf - 300ml Drinking Horn Olaf - 300ml
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Drinking Horn Olaf with an aprox capacity of 300ml. This genuine horn comes from the Indian water buffalo, and was chosen specifically to be painted with a leaf.The inside of the horn is treated for food consumption and longevity using a wax coating.This item has some defects on the paint as seen in..
9.90€ 14.90€
Ex Tax:8.18€
Brand: Epic Armoury
Show off your drinking horn with this Horn Holder: the perfect accessory for any Viking feast or Medieval dinner! Made from full grain leather and embossed with a cool Viking inspired pattern for an authentic feel. Features a leather lace for a secure fit for your drinking horn and a 7 cm. loop that..
14.00€
Ex Tax:11.57€
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