You take a slow, meaningful drink from your Earl Drinking Horn while your adviser prattles on about the harvest. This meeting has lasted much longer than you expected, and your patience is waning.
Thankfully, the taste of wine and assorted fruits and nuts keep your attention. Whatever problems exist with the harvest, you’re sure it will somehow all work itself out in the end.
Epic Armoury’s Dark Earl Drinking Horn is a drinking vessel designed to hold half a liter of your finest vintage wine. This genuine horn comes from the Indian water buffalo, and was chosen specifically for its dark colouring. The outside is polished to perfection and the lip of the horn is plated with a tasteful smooth metal band. The inside of the horn is treated for food consumption and longevity using a wax coating.
Enjoy cool and room temperature liquids in your drinking horn while remaining in character, hiding away the unsightly plastic bottles. Our drinking horns are a great addition to feasts and long, stoic war meetings. Use it like any other cup (remember to drink with the point of the horn rotated to the left or right...you’ll thank us) and keep it from spilling by resting it in a leather frog on your belt or in a horn stand. With the proper care, you can expect your Earl Drinking Horn to last many long years.
- Ancient Greeks and Romans were known to use drinking horns
- The ancient Greek term for a drinking horn was simply keras, which means ‘horn’
- Drinking horns were used for ritual and ceremony purposes throughout the Middle Ages
- Most Viking Age drinking horns were likely made from domestic cattle, while some might have been larger and made from an auroch
Your horn is made from genuine Indian water buffalo horn, a product made from real kerotin. It was handcrafted, and therefore each horn is unique in its own special way thanks to the artist and variations in each individual horn. This horn has been created especially for food use, but we do advise that you take proper care of it in order to keep the horn in good condition for continued use.
In order to best care for your genuine horn product, please avoid washing it in the dishwasher or with strong solvents, detergents, and/or chemicals. Use mild soap and lukewarm water, and towel dry immediately after washing. Do not microwave your horn or use it for hot liquids, as this can melt the inner coating and extreme temperature swings can cause the horn to crack. Avoid rubbing your horn against sharp objects, as its surface can scratch. Keep your horn out of extreme heat or cold.