Viking horn bugles

Our horn bugles (or blowing horns) are handmade 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, either 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 and have a traditional "rough & rustic" finish. The larger the blowing horn the deeper the sound. 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 and medium blowing horns are easiest to blow and produce the best sound.

Rough & Rustic Horn Bugles

HWBB - Small blowing horn

HWBB - Small blowing horns

Rough & rustic bugle horn.

  • Made in the UK from a single piece of cow horn.
  • Length 25 - 30cm (10 - 12") approx.
  • Complete with thick leather thong to hang from your belt / shoulder.

HWBB - Small blowing horn:
£25.00 (US$ | €)

HWBUGS - Medium blowing horn

HWBUGS - Medium blowing horns

Rough & rustic bugle horn.

  • Made in the UK from a single piece of cow horn.
  • Length 36 - 42cm (15 - 16.5") approx.
  • Complete with thick leather thong to hang from your belt / shoulder.

HWBUGS - Medium blowing horn:
£38.00 (US$ | €)

HWBUGSL - Large blowing horn

HWBUGSL - Large blowing horns

Rough & rustic bugle horn.

  • Made in the UK from a single piece of cow horn.
  • Length 55 - 60cm (21.5 - 24") approx.
  • Complete with thick leather thong to hang from your belt / shoulder.

HWBUGSL - Large blowing horn:
£55.00 (US$ | €)