The use of drinking horns and mugs in bars goes as far back as the era of the Vikings when people drank ale using these unique kinds of cups. Although different cultures have different historical standpoints on drinking horns and mugs. Nowadays, they are more widely accepted across several home bar owners. Apart from the vintage touch, the drinking horn gives to your bar, and even though not few people still drink ale around the world, horns also give alcohol aficionados some form of connection with their roots.
Drinking Horns and Mugs
There are various myths and beliefs about drinking horns and mugs. However, the most dominant is the link of the Scandinavian, Greek, and Roman culture.
The Manufacture Process of Drinking Horns
Drinking horns are manufactured using buffalo, cow, or ox horns. These horns have two sections; a core and an outer horn. The first step in producing a drinking horn is to have the inner core of the horns removed. This is achieved by either soaking the horn or boiling and then scraping out the softened marrow of the bone. Once the core has been removed, the horn can be softened again with heat and pressed into the desired shape. However, some manufacturers who do not want to alter the exterior of the horn do not modify the exterior at this stage.
After removing the core, the horn can then be coated and polish to make it safe to start drinking form.
Are Drinking Horns and Mugs Safe?
Yes. Drinking horns and mugs are safe once appropriately processed. They can also be used to drink a wide range of alcoholic (beer, wine etc.) and non-alcoholic drinks.
Drinking Horn Accessories
Drinking horns cannot be made to stand on flat surfaces when filled. This implies that horns have to be helpful for long hours when in use without a drinking horn stand. In fact, in most instances, horns are sold alongside these stands due to their importance. With the drinking horn stand, you can conveniently set your horn down on any surface rather than having to hold it every time it is filled. There are three major types of stands:
- Wooden Stands.
Wooden drinking horn stands come in several types of wood. Some premium wooden stands are manufactured using wood burn to give the wooden stand a stylish appeal. Some finished drinking horns are left in their natural state or slightly stained. Also, most wooden horns pack flat.
- Metal Stands.
Metal stands are not as versatile and flexible as wooden stands. They are also relatively harder to pack. Most metal stands are suitable for most kinds of horns, irrespective of size.
Some stands are made from horn. In most cases, horn stands and drinking horns come in a complete set, so you don’t have to worry about getting a stand separately. However, a major thing to look out for in choosing a horn stand is the smell, as most horn stands do not necessarily go through the same processing as drinking horns.
Browse through the Thor Collection
Kemstood also has an array of top-quality bar accessories. Over time, the brand has become reputable for offering only the best. Browse through the premium horn in the Kemstood Thor collection. The drinking horn and mugs are offered at the best prices and are relatively cheap when considering some other prices offered online. Buy a premium horn from the Thor collection today to give your home bar that vintage touch of class.