Buying Drinking Horns
There are quite a number of options of alcoholic drinks that you can go for. When it comes to drinking alcohol, the container that you use to drink them with is also important. Owing to the fact that men knew how to make alcohol first than glass, naturally, they had to put their fermented drinks like mead, wine, and ale into any container they have set they eyes on. People in the past made sure to not waste any animal part that they are able to rear or hunt. Men in the past have eventually come up with tools that they can use to remove the insides from the horns of the bovines. This is where the idea of dinking horns have come into the picture. Until this day, the use of drinking horns is still being done among some individuals who want to drink alcohol the Viking way. To learn more about drinking horns and how you can go about drinking like a Viking through them, read till the end.
If you have decided to buy a good drinking horn, you have to first know a few things in terms of history about this particular item. According to records, drinking horns have been existing about 2,600 years ago. But then, there are now records that claim that the use of these drinking horns dates back to more than those particular years. For this entire period, there is more to drinking horns than just being drinking vessels. When it comes to drinking horns, they are becoming more of a reminder, symbol, or meaning of how hallowed the past was. From various civilizations from across the world, drinking horns are not just made of horn but are now made of metal and glass.
If you talk about drinking horns coming from different ancient cultures, the most common cultures to use them include the Greeks, Romans, and the Scandinavians. However, if you really want to learn more about their history, you should explore the Scythians and the Thracians more. All in all, these drinking horns have become very much important across cultures in the past and even until now.
One of the things that you should know about drinking horns if you are buying some is that they are now made from a range of materials. If you will be going for an ox, cow, or buffalo drinking horn, its inner core must first be removed. The whole of the horn must first be soaked or boiled in hot water by the makers of these drinking vessel. After boiling, the softened marrow will then be scraped out. Once this core has been removed completely from the horn, the use of heat is again necessary to soften it and press it accordingly to the shape of choice.