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Tinderhorn (Commissioned)

Commissioned Work

Tinder horns were small water-tight containers used to carry an emergency fire kit, usually a flint, steel striker, charred cloth and dry tinder. In cold, wet weather it could save a person’s life.

This horn was commissioned as a companion piece by a previous client, to complement a Two-Banded Screw Tip Powder Horn he commissioned several years ago.

The piece is made from the base of a small cow horn, plugged and capped with turned maple to match the details of the original powderhorn. A horn band was heated and pinned as well. Twisted steel staples secure the leather strap, details from the original horn as well. It was then aged and patinaed to a similar color.

The Tinder Horn is about 4’’ long and 3” in diameter on the larger cap side. » read customer feedback

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    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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