Horn Cup Elder Futhark Oak Base Carved Runes 12 oz.
This handmade steer horn cup is approximately 5" tall, and holds up to 12 ounces of your favorite drink. I begin with genuine steer longhorns that have been roughly cleaned, but not polished. I scrub and clean the horn inside and out, filing, sanding and polishing it. I then hand craft the oak base so that it fits into the base of the cup, and is then glued. I then carve the unique design, and for this particular cup, I chose to honor the first six runes of the Elder Futhark Runes. I then finish the exterior of the horn with a woodblock conditioning oil, and seal up the inside with wood bowl sealer. Once this is done, the drinking horn is ready to use with your favorite cold beverage, such as mead, or ale!
Elder Futhark Runes
The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic tribes for Northwest Germanic dialects in the Migration Period, the dates of which are debated among scholars. Runic inscriptions are found on artifacts, including jewelry, amulets, plateware, tools, weapons, and, famously, runestones, from the 2nd to the 8th centuries.
Subtle “imperfections” in the surface that complement the ancient artwork were retained, adding additional visual and tactile element.
Care and Cleaning Tips
Now coming to the point, caring for your horn initiates with first keeping it clean. When cleaning your drinking horn, it is necessary to keep in mind the things that render them useless. Also, you need to be knowledgeable about how to preserve your drinking horn. Below are a few tips you should pay attention to in order to ensure the preservation of your drinking horn for many years to come.
Things You Should Completely AVOID
The use of dishwashers for cleaning
Using them for hot liquids
Using strong solvents, detergents, and chemicals
Storing in extreme temperatures
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