Cups & Mugs

Horn Cup Viking Raven Oak Base 16 oz.


  • Details
    Horn Cup Viking Helm of Awe Ægishjálmur 12oz.

    This handmade steer horn cup is approximately 5.5" 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. After this, the unique design is carved, and for this particular cup, the famous Helm of Awe, or Ægishjálmur was chosen. I then finish the exterior of the cup with a woodblock conditioning oil, and seal up the inside with wood bowl sealer. Once this is done, the cup is ready to use with your favorite cold beverage, such as mead, or ale!

    About the Design:

    In the Fáfnismál, one of the poems in the Poetic Edda, the havoc-wreaking dragon Fafnir attributes much of his apparent invincibility to his use of the Helm of Awe, and I have applied it into the surface of this beautifully finished horn cup by carving away material, leaving the symbol raised above the surface.

    "The Helm of Awe
    I wore before the sons of men
    In defense of my treasure;
    Amongst all, I alone was strong,
    I thought to myself,
    For I found no power a match for my own."

    Note: My drinking horns and cups are not mass produced, or purchased ready-made from distant sources. I hand cut, file, sand, off rough spots and blemishes, then finish the horns with an application of a buffing wheel at the end.

    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 cup initiates with first keeping it clean. When cleaning your cup, it is necessary to keep in mind the things that render them useless. Also, you need to be knowledgeable about how to preserve your hand crafted horn cup. Below are a few tips you should pay attention to in order to ensure the preservation of your Helm of Awe cup for many years to come.

    Things You Should Completely AVOID

    The use of dishwashers for cleaning
    Microwaving them
    Using them for hot liquids
    Using strong solvents, detergents, and chemicals
    Storing in extreme temperatures

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