12 oz. Mead Horn Carved Gullinbursti Boar Design with Hemlock Horn Stand.
About the Design:
Gullinbursti (meaning "Gold Mane" or "Golden Bristles") is a boar in Norse mythology, and I chose to carve this amazing creature into the drinking horn as the primary design.
When Loki had Sif's hair, Freyr's ship Skíðblaðnir, and Odin's spear Gungnir fashioned by the Sons of Ivaldi, he bet his own head with Brokkr that his brother Eitri (Sindri) would not have been able to make items to match the quality of those mentioned above.
So to make gifts to Freyr, Eitri threw a pig's skin into a furnace as Brokkr worked on the bellows, and together they manufactured the boar Gullinbursti which had bristles in its mane that glowed in the dark. As you can imagine, this was one very special creature!
About Ravens Galdr Drinking Horns:
Ravens Galdr drinking horns are entirely hand crafted, and are made one at a time in the Ravens Galdr workshop.
This horn is approximately 13" long and holds 12 oz. cold beverage. The process of crafting: I begin with genuine steer longhorns that have been cleaned inside, but have the rough unaltered exterior of an unprocessed horn. I scrub and clean them inside and out, filing, sanding, carving, and polishing. I then finish the exterior of the horns with a food grade cutting board oil, and seal up the interiors with a local wonderfully scented natural beeswax in a traditional manner. Once this is done, the drinking horns are ready to use with your favorite cold beverage, such as mead, or ale!
Comes with Hand Crafted Hemlock Horn Stand.
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
Exposure to temperature swings as they can cause cracking
Using sharp objects for cleaning as they can scratch and damage the surface
Things You NEED To Do
Hand-wash your drinking horn after every use
Dry it with a soft towel immediately after washing
Cleaning your horn is an easy task once you fall into a routine. If your drinking horn is coated and sealed, you need to simply use lukewarm water (not hot) and a soft cloth to clean it. Then, rinse and dry it with a towel to get rid of the moisture immediately. Note that the drinking horn must be cleaned immediately as the acidic contents can prove damaging to the protective sealing.
Your all-natural drinking horn may need to be coated with beeswax from time to time. There are many videos on YouTube detailing how this is done. Lastly, frequently polish your drinking horn with vegetable oil to prevent it from drying out.