Horn Archive

Here is some of the past work by Tim Sanner.

Banded screw-tip Powder Horn 13″ over the outside curve, 2 1/4″ across the butt end. Tansel style engraving of a bear on one side and the enigmatic engraving of a face often found on Lehigh Valley flintlock rifles. 2 staples for strap attachment. Turned horn band held in place with wooden pins at the end cap.

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Powder Horn with Tansel inspired engravings.  There is a turned steel knob on the butt and a staple for strap attachment, a nicely turned pine end cap that measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter. This horn is 15 inches along the outside curve.


 

 

Small nautical themed horn, 12 inches along the outside curve with a  three inch endcap. This horn has a detailed sailing ship, compass and various fish decorate the horn. Engrailed throat with staple for strap attachment and a hand forged nail in low domed cap for strap.


 

Various animals trimmed in squares, 15 inches along the outside curve, 2 1/2 inches across the turned beehive cap with staple for strap attachment. The two  carved rings on throat to allow for strap attachment.


This horn is dated 1760
with soldier, deer, bees/wasps, a lady standing between her house and barn, and a folk art plant on the back of the horn. This horn is 15 1/2″ along the outside curve and has a 3″ turned sassafras end cap. There is a turned steel stud with ring and a staple in the throat for strap attachment. The end cap is sealed with beeswax for moisture prevention.


 

Folk Art Powder Horn inscribed with, My horn and I have wondered far, for lobster, redskin, deer and bar. we kept ye powder dry. 14 inches along the outside curve with a 2 1/4 inch end cap. A turned knob with a staple in the throat for strap attachment. This very nicely carved/filed spout tip.


Flat horn, slightly under 11 inches along the outside curve. The base is 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. Low domed end plug with staples in the cap and throat for strap attachment. Nicely turned applied horn tip with brass ferrel for extra strength on the throat end.


Compass design with the date of 1757 in a banner above the design, Fort Ligonier on the back, it has a nice beehive spout plug and a good filed in OGEE shape on the tip. It is over 12 inches along the outside cuve and the fitted pine end cap is 3″x2″.


 

Tansel style designs with 2 headed creature. 14 inches along the outside curve with a  2 1/4 inch endcap. Engrailed throat with reverse carved tip to hold strap, hand forged nail driven into cap for strap attachment.


Banded Horn with 4 turned bands attached to the horn with wooden pins, a turned knob on the butt and a 2 1/2 inch diameter end cap and a staple in the spout for strap attachment. This horn measures 15 inches along the outside curve.

 

 

Liberty Horn with vines and leaves, 15 inches along the outside curve with a  2 1/8 inch endcap. Finely turned applied horn tip held in place with 2 wooden pins, staple in throat and turned stud with ring for strap attachments.


Banded horn15 inches along the outside curve with a  2 1/4 inch endcap. This horn features two turned and applied horn bands held on by three wooden pins each, turned deer antler tip applied with three wooden pins, nicely turned end cap with rope design and tuned wooden stud for strap attachment.


 

Flat Horn with Tansel designs on one side and a great sun design on the opposing side. It is 9 inches along the outside curve with a  1 1/4 inch by  2 1/2 inch endcap. Engrailed throat with engraving around the body, staples for strap attachment.


Folk Art Animals within borders, 14 inches along the outside curve, 2 ½ inches  across endcap, thread wrapped throat to look like a repair,  lathe-turned tip, round staple on the endcap for strap attachment.

I Wondered Far Horn “My horn and I have wonderd far, for lobster, redskin, deer and bar, ye kept my powder dry.” Horn is 12 inches on the outside curve, 2 3/8 inch end cap. Reverse engrailing on the throat, scrimshawed with a man shooting, flying birds and a sun.

 

This Micmac Indian inspired horn, is 13 inches long on the outside curve of the horn and the end cap is 2 5/8 inches across. There are staples on the end cap and the throat of the horn for strap attachment. The tip has been filed into an octagon with scallops at the ends. The engraved pattern is in the fashion of the Micmac Indian powder horn that is found in Dressler’s book, but as always I will not duplicate any original horn.

Turned horn container, 1 ½” top, 1 ¾” bottom, 4 ¾” tall, base is half cherry half walnut, walnut cap with a turned deer antler knob.


Here is an engraved applied-tip powder horn. It is engraved in a casual geometric folk art style. It has a deer antler tip and measures 14 inches along the outside curve. The horn is 2 1/2 inches at the widest point. There is a hand forged nail for strap attachment. The turned deer antler tip is pinned in place with wooden pins.



Plan of Fort Wm. Henry, 15 ¼” overall on the outside curve, 2 3/8” end plug, “when this you see remember me if on land or on sea” engraved on the back, turned maple beehive end plug with an turned button for strap attachment, the octagon tapered spout end also acts as a place to attach your strap to the horn, dog tooth pine spout plug.


Grancsay’s Horn Book Horn, the scrim on this horn was taken from the Grancsay Book, the horn is 13 inches along the outside curve, end-cap is 2 ½ inches x 3 ¼ inches and fitted to the shape of the horn, a double ring staple is in the end-cap for strap attachment.

This Delaware screw-tip powder horn  is 15 inches long along the outside curve and 2 1/2 inches in diameter at the widest part.  The butt has a turned button for a strap attachment. Brass tacks hold the base in place and the horn sports an ornate turned screwtip made from horn.

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My pouder with my brother ball horn, 13″ along the outside curve with a  2 ½” base. There is a simulated staple repair on the back, turned applied band on the throat for strap attachment. This horn can be carried on either your right or left side.


Two Forts Flat Powder Horn, 11″ overall on the outside cure. The base is 1 1/4″ x 3″, pine wooden cap fitted into the base of the  horn. This flat powder horn has an applied horn tip, with Fort Ligenour on one side and Fort Le Quense on the other side. The spelling was taken off of a map that dates from around the F&I War.

Lobed Polychrome Horn with red accents. Measures  13” along outside curve, 2”x3” oblong cap, 3 engrailed drop points, 2 of them being at the 2 raided rings on the throat for strap attachment. This horn has Tansel style engravings but are my own designs and not meant to be replicated from an original horn. Lobes for strap attachment and a fitted pine end cap.

Horn container and candle stand with screw arm, the lathe turned base is  is 3 3/4 inches wide ant 12 inches tall overall (including candles). The wooden  arm is 6 1/2 inches wide with tin candle cups attached. The body is decorated with a polychrome scrimshaw showing the classic “Join or Die” snake on the front and a tree on the back, two beeswax candles are  included.


Flat Horn with F&I War Motiff, with Albany town on the front and map of Fort Ligenour on the reverse side. The horn measures 12 ½ iches on the outside curve of the horn and and has an oblong end-cap that is  1 inch  x 3 ¼ inches. A  staple is attached to the throat and a brass stud with a ring on the end-cap for strap attachment. The butt features a character mark. The mark does not penetrate to the interior and the horn is perfectly air-tight.

 

Liberty or Death horn and it has a saluting soldier on the front, 13” overall on the outside curve, and 2 ¼” diameter on the end plug, fitted end plug made from pine and a turned walnut tip plug, a wire staple and raised rings for strap attachment.


Screw-tip Pennsylvania Horn, with red iron oxide dots, 16” along the outside curve with a 2 ¾” end-cap, staple in throat for strap attachment, turned knob on the end-cap for the other end of the strap.

1757 Horn 12 inches along the outside curve, 2 ¼ inches by 2 ¼ inches long ovoid endcap, cap was fitted to the horn’s shape. Lightly scrimshawed horn with house, fish, rooster, sailing ship. Rounded engrailing at the throat drop down.

 

Success to Liberty Horn This horn measures 15” on the outside curve and 2 ½” across the base. Hessian soldiers with their pointy hats are on the front and Success to Liberty and rising sun are engraved on the back. The butt end is a beehive turned maple with a knob for strap attachment, the throat has an integral wide ring with carved notches to secure the other end of the strap.

Polychrome Horn Container/Box with copper band at the base, scrimshawed grape vine around the top of the horn. The wooden parts are turned from black walnut. The is top is  2” and tapers to a 1 ½” bottom and it is 4 ½” tall. Price $150.00

Revolutionary War styled horn with the inscription, “they who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither nor safety” Hessian Soldier engraved on the back, 14 – 15” outside curve 2 ¾” end cap.

Let all our hearts untied be in defense of liberty horn, 13 ½” overall on the outside curve, 2 ½” across the end plug, turned maple end plug with a turned walnut tip plug, 2 wire stales for strap attachment, applied turned horn band on the large end of the horn, hessian soldier on the back of the horn.

Two men smoking pipes, 13” overall on the outside of the curve, 2 ½” across the end plug, it has a turned maple end cap and a turned walnut tip plug, 2 wire staples to attach your strap.

Two Hunter’s Star Flat Horn, measures 11” along the outside curve, with an oblong 1” x 3” end cap and turned applied spout tip. Tansel style designs are on the reverse side of the horn. A hook and staple to attach the strap are applied.

Crown Point horn, 12 ¼” overall on the outside curve, 2 ½ inches across the end plug, fitted pine end plug and a turned walnut tip plug, a round wire ring on the end plug for strap attachment and an applied turned horn ring for your strap to rest against on the throat, a small map on the back with roads, buildings and trees.
Make ready, Take aim, Fire.   This folky horn features a falcon, townsman and  soldier scene with a fitted end cap. 12” along the outside curve. 

Tree of Life Horn Box, 4 trees are engraved around the sides of this horn container/box. The box is 3 ½ inches high and 2 inches across the bottom. Turned maple lid and bottom. Used for storing small items or just for sitting around as decoration. I do not recommend using horn for storing food stuffs. Food should be in a plastic bag to keep it from coming in contact with the horn itself.

 

This  Iroquois Indian style war club is not a powder horn, but here it is for you to see. It is carved from a single piece of walnut, Hand made steel arrow head shank, Various tacks and steel inserts are used for decoration. Brass cones with red dyed deer hair and pony beads are tied to the handle section. 

Double-Snake Folk Art Flat Horn, Join or Die on the front and the coiled snake that says Don’t Tread on Me is on the other side. 11” on the outside curve. 1 ¼” x 3” oblong end cap. This horn also has turned elements, with one turned applied band and a turned-threaded tip. Hanging the the horn is done with the staples.


Berks County Red Iron Oxide dotted horn. 17 inches long on the outside curve of the horn and the end cap is 2 ¾ inches across. A historically correct solution made of lye, lime and red iron oxide powder makes a caustic paste that will burn the iron onto the horn resulting in the dots as seen. The originals that used this technique can be seen in Madison Grant’s book and these are typically a Berks county school of horn making. This is also a screw tip horn with staples at the throat and the end cap for strap attachment.

Liberty horn, 14” overall on the outside curve. 2 5/8” across the end plug, turned maple cap with a turned walnut tip plug, dyed octagon spout with engrailed throat, horn lobes for strap attaching on the end and raised rings for attachment to the throat.


Fire kit horn, 5” overall with Tansel designs on front and back of horn, comes with fire steel, tinder, char and a flint.

Beehive Top Horn Box, 3 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches across the bottom. Turned maple lid and bottom. Used for storing small items or just for sitting around as decoration. I do not recommend using horn for storing food stuffs. Food should be in a plastic bag to keep it from coming in contact with the horn itself.

This Banded Horn is a folk art piece. It has an octagon spout, Tansel inspired deigns, a hunter’s star and a rising sun on the capped end. Staples provide strap attachment. The horn measures 11-12” on the outside curve.

York County Screw-tip with a leather repair, 14 ½” overall on the outside curve, 2 ½” across the end plug, typical York County end plug with a sunburst, rope design, and a Roman ogee all on the turned maple end plug, the screwtip is turned moose tine and has a violin tunning key for a tip plug. Staple on the end plug for strap attachment and the strap will rest against the screwtip for attachment to the throat, sewn leather repair on the throat of the horn.

York County Screw-tip, 15 ½” overall on the outside curve, 2 ½” end plug, this horn was scraped and not sanded to give it that old feel, the end plug is typical York style with a sunburst center, rope design and a roman ogee all on the cap, 2 lines at each end of the horn and a turned horn screwtip, the end plug is turned maple and the tip plug is turned walnut, 2 wire staples for strap attachment.

“We recognize no sovereign but God and no king but JESUS”  13 inches long on the outside curve of the horn and the end cap is 2 2/3 inches across. A ring has been filed into the throat and a hand forged nail in the end cap for strap attachment. A heart shaped tip plug has been made and there is various animals engraved on the rest of the horn, Owl, Snakes, Birds, Dog, Duck… Price $340.00

Plain turned horn container/box, turned walnut 1 ½” base and 1” top.  This small horn box is only 3 3/8” tall.


Plain Horn Container/box, @3” high and @1 ½” across the bottom. turned maple lid nd bottom. Used for storing small items or just for sitting around as decoration. I do not recommend using horn for storing food stuffs. Food should be in a plastic bag to keep it from coming in contact with the horn itself.