Powder Horns, Measures, & other Horn Items

These fine powder measures are based on originals such as those seen in Madison Grant's The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch and James R. Johnston's Accoutrement's.  We offer a range of measures, for every persona; from the very fancy, to the plain.  Each one is hand crafted from deer antler and is one of a kind.  The perfect compliment to your hunting pouch.


Currently for Sale

Powder Horns  by Carl Willyard  Many of you are familiar with dad's fine detail work on the other items on this page, now he is pleased to offer schrimshawed powder horns in the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War fashion.

Horn #1  A Revolutionary War horn featuring detailed battle scenes and verse "Grait Liberty inspire our Souls and Magnify our Zeal Grait Lord of Worship Protect our Cause".   Right hand carry.  Double twist.  Cherry plug and iron staple.  Measures about 16 inches around the curve, including the 2 5/8 inch diameter base plug.  $275

Horn #2  Horn with geometric designs    Based on a horn dated 1748.  Right hand carry with domed cherry plug.  Horn measures approx. 13 inches around the curve, base is 2 5/8" diameter.  $275

Horn #3 French & Indian War Horn  New York map horn with map of Hudson River Valley and British Coat of Arms.  Right hand carry and slight double twist.  Locust plug and iron staple.  Measures 14 3/4 inches around the curve (including plug), 2 5/8 inch diameter.    $275

Horn #4 Revolutionary War Horn  Featuring engrailed neck.  Continental and British soldiers in polychrome scrimshaw with floral designs as well .  2 1/2 inch poplar plug.  Right hand carry.  Measures 14 1/2 inches around the curve.  $275

Horn #5 Naval Horn    Featuring several sailing ships and marked with the Philadelphia battery.  Nice double twist and right hand carry.  Iron staple and pine plug.  A large horn, measuring approximately 16 inches around the curve, including the 3 inch base plug.  $200

SOLD - Horn #6  Scalloped End Horn    A nice, left-hand horn, with slight, double-twist.  Turned plug and knob.  Brass thimble for tip reinforcement.  Measures approximately 14 inches around the curve, 2 1/2 inch diameter base.  $175

Horn #7 Federal Eagle Horn   Nice, slim double curve horn; left hand carry.  Cherry plug and iron staple.  Fixed, applied horn spout as well as ring at base.  Measures 16 inches around the curve (including plug), 2 1/2 inch diameter.    $275

SOLD - Horn #8   features frontier hunt scenes and floral designs.  Pine plug and iron staple.  Measures about 13 3/4 inches around the curve, oval base 2 3/4 inch at the widest point.  Right hand carry.  $225

Horn #9  Featuring frontier battle scenes and soldiers, along with inscription.  3 inch pine plug.  Left hand carry.  Measures 12 inches around the curve.  $200

SOLD - Rum Horn  Large horn featuring horse and rider, hounds and chip-carved pine plugs.  Beeswax lined.  Measures approx. 6 inches x 3 1/4 inches.  $150


SOLD - Rev. War Rum Horn  Large rum horn featuring General Washington and a Hessian along with a couple deer.  Beeswax lined.  Measures approx. 5 1/4 inches x 3 inches.  $150

SOLD - Rum Flask  with scrimshaw of an eagle and shield with "Liberty or Death" on one side and "Join or Die" on the other.  Approx. 4 inches tall.  $75

SOLD - Salt Horn  Featuring two deer and a town scene.  Pine ends.  Measures approx. 2 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide.  $65


With intricate schrimshawing and carving, these measures represent our finest work.


SOLD - #A1   Eagle and Shield 50 grains $75


SOLD - #A2   54 grains $75


SOLD - #A3 65 grains $75


SOLD - #A4  45 grains $75


SOLD #A5   Snake and pitchfork on one side, "Virginia" on the other, 54 grains $75

#A6   Man loading a rifle, 54 grains $75

SOLD - #A7   Carvings in the native style of a fish and fox, 50 grains $75

SOLD - #A8   Soldier carrying a musket, 54 grains $75

SOLD - #A9   Soldier with a musket on one side, native style fish on the other, 45 grains $75



With intricate checkering and detailing, this group represents the "upper end" of those early measures.  

  #1   measure from cowhorn, $65

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