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Buy the best Viking Horns to drink

Buy the best Viking Horns to drink

If you are looking for the best horns to drink and toast in the purest Viking style as Ragnar Lothbrok would do in Vikings or Uhtred Ragnarson in The Last Kingdom, at Medieval Factory you will find the best horns for your special celebrations.

Viking drinking horns are an original gift for Viking-themed lovers.

Raise the horn and shout SKOL!

We tell you why buy a Viking horn

We have a wide collection of selected Viking Horns, in multiple shapes and sizes so that you can have one of these exclusive products in your living room and toast with your colleagues when you meet. As a good fan of the Ragnar series, Viking, the acclaimed series that narrates his adventures, you may have observed that it is essential to have one of these horns to be able to drink a good cold beer, or a mead. You have to be ready for Valhalla at any time.

All our horns have been made and finished with very special care making their use completely safe to drink, as they have been properly cleaned and emptied, making them your ideal mug to toast with a good beer screaming at SKOL !!

Viking Horns on TV

Viking Horns on TV

TV & Shows such as Vikings, The Last Kingdom and, above all, Game of Thrones have brought back into fashion everything related to the Vikings and their way of life and have popularized drinking horns in a very short time.

Drink up like your TV heroes!

How to support the drinking horn?

How to support the drinking horn?

To be able to drink from a Viking horn without any problem, we also have the supports and stands to be able to hold them.

These horn stands keep the horn straight without spilling the liquid.

What animal are the horns for drinking?

What animal are the horns for drinking?

Traditionally, Viking drinking horns are made from the horns of real animals.

The Viking drinking horns are treated to make them suitable to contain liquid and to be able to drink from them.

The most common animals are: cows, bulls, oxen and goats of the cattle.

Signs of bison horns or European uro, a species of bull that became extinct in the 17th century, have been found.

How big are the horns usually for drinking?

How big are the horns usually for drinking?

The ancient Viking horns depended on the size of the beef horn. The average size of common drinking horns was about half a liter, which is the size of the horn of a domestic beef

The large horns found at some sites were for ceremonial purposes and were an exception and were from less common animals.

Nowadays, the Viking drinking horns you can buy also range from 30cl to 3l, but the latter are not usually used for drinking, but rather for ornamental purposes.

Viking horn the best option to drink like Ragnar

Acquiring a Viking horn, may be your best decision to have a good beer or mead with your friends, since they have different formats and capacities from a small "pint" of 300ml to large containers of almost 1 liter, being completely adequate to preserve the fresh beer.

Many of the horns that we offer you have a support to be able to leave it without having to constantly hold it, or to leave it somewhere in your house to decorate ... or in the fridge, where you can keep it very cold. In addition to these Viking drinking horns we also have different models of jugs with which many Norsemen also toasted at their feasts.

Drinking horns with or without support.

The drinking Viking horn is what it sounds like: antlers used as a container for liquids. Horns have been known since Classical Antiquity, particularly in the Balkans, and remained in use for ceremonial purposes throughout the Middle Ages and early modernity in Germanic Europe. The horns are now used for toast on special occasions in countries like Georgia.

Some remarkable examples of the horns of Europe in the Middle Ages were made with the horns of bison or the European uro (a species of bull that died out in the 17th century). Most horns from the Viking Age were domesticated, smaller cattle. The large uro horns found in the tomb of Sutton Hoo (Suffolk, east coast of England) are an exception.

Viking Horn for Trational Drink

Many elaborate horns were found to drink from the graves of pagan Germanic tribes. The finds span a millennium, from the Germanic Iron Age to the Viking Age.

We barely had horns from the Viking Age. Cattle and goats were everyday objects that were susceptible to deterioration. The decorative metal pieces and horn frames recovered from the deposits testify to their very extensive use, despite the fact that preserved natural horns are rare.

Most of the preserved Norwegian horns, dated to the Middle Ages, have an ornate metal structure, although the horns are smooth and unadorned. There are also horns with inlays in the same horns, although from a later period; its simplicity attests that it is a popular craft.

Horn Viking in Art

The Bayeux tapestry (circa 1070) shows the scene of a banquet before Harold Godwinson embarked for Normandy. Several figures receive a tribute with drinking horns in a building.

Drinking horns appear in several literary works of the Viking Age:

In Edda, Thor drank a horn that unknowingly contained all the seas. By drinking much of the sea, Thor frightened Utgard-Loki (king of giants: not to be confused with the god Loki) and his relatives.

The hero Beowulf drank mead from carved horns and is also used to drink in the 1000 AD epic poem Gudrunarkvida II.




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