BLOWING HORNS / HORN BUGLES
Our horn bugles ( or blowing horns ) are hand made in England from a single piece of cow horn. The mouth piece does not
contain a reed
and so is blown with pursed lips like a trumpet, producing a deep resonant sound.
Blowing horns were used in Viking and medieval times as a means of communication, to keep in contact with your friends
(e.g. during hunting) or to
warn people of your approach (Blowing your horn was a way of showing that you were not engaged in any criminal activity!)
These are natural products, so shape, size and colour will vary.
Note: Small blowing horns must be blown very hard and produce a high-pitched sound, large blowing horns are blown very loosely and produce a deep sound.
The medium blowing horns are easiest to blow and produce the best sound.
|Horn bugle on leather thong|
HWBB - Small blowing horn (25-30cm / 10-12 inch approx.) £20,
HWBUGS - Medium blowing horn (40-45cm / 16-18 inch approx.) £34,
HWBUGSL - Large blowing horn (65-70cm / 25-27 inch approx.) £52,