Custom Handmade Powder Horns and Accessories for Sale & Commission
Larry Gotkin’s custom, handmade powder horns and powder horn accessories offer museum-quality, artisan craftsmanship for the serious collector or re-enactor.
Powder horns, commonly used to carry an individual hunter's or soldier's gunpowder supply during the muzzle-loading era, are flasks or containers made from the hollowed-out horn of a cow (horn or antler from oxen, bison, water buffalo, elk, and other horned or antlered animals also were used). Powder horns are lightweight, waterproof, and spark-free.
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Powder Measures & Accessories Commissioned or Sold
How I Make Powder Horns
I primarily use traditional methods to make powder horns. The original American powder horns came in all shapes, sizes, and levels of ornamentation. They were often simple and plain, or carved, scraped, polished, peeled, scrimshawed, dyed, painted, inlaid, etc. Many were made by professional powder horn makers; the cruder ones were usually home-made. The makers often attached a leather or cloth sling to carry the horn over the shoulder.
Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.