Horn Tankards, Tumblers, Shot Glasses and Goblets

Our Horn Tankards are another popular product range.

Similar to our Drinking Horn range, our Tankards, Cups and Tankards are also made from ethically sourced domestic cattle (Bos Taurus) horn.

Unlike the standard drinking horn, they are a bit more practical in that they have a solid flat base which provides greater stablility as well as an integral handle. 

Like our Drinking Horn range, these products are not only popular with our historical re-enactment customers but they are also popular with hospitality businesses, beer drinkers, film and theatre companies and the general public.

Using traditional methods of manufacture Lord of Battles has revived the age old craft of turning waste products from humanely slaughtered domestic cattle into useful everyday items like drinking horns. Each individual tankard or tumbler has its own unique natural glaze and patterning which are enhanced by the craftsmen making these products so each item is unique.

The base of each tankard or tumbler is either wood or horn which has been securely glued to the horn based and sealed with a food grade water proof varnish. 

All of the tankards and tumblers listed here have had their interior coated to make them 100% safe to use. All are suitable for cold liquids and most for warm/hot liquids but not for very hot/boiling liquids. On arrival in New Zealand they are inspected by the Ministry of Primary Industries.

The horns come in different sizes and being natural products there is a wide range of shapes, colouration and liquid capacity within each size range. The photos accompanying each product listing are indicative of the tankards and tumblers of that type. 

As a general rule:

  1. Shot Glasses have an approximate capacity of about 100 ml - 150 ml 
  2. Tumblers have an approximate capacity of about 200 ml -250 ml.
  3. Standard Tankards have an approximate capacity of about 500 ml - 750 ml 
  4. Large Tankards have an approximate capacity of about 750 ml - 1250 ml
  5. Extra Large Large Tankards havean approximate capacity of about 1250 ml up to 2000 ml

We recommend washing your tankard or tumbler with hot soapy water when you receive it. The vessel may smell slightly pungent and the interior may have loose small flakes. The smell is natural and does not sour the drink. It will vanish over time but if you want to remove it faster you can wash the horn more. The flaking is excess varnish which is harmless if injested.

We also personally inspect every horn before we send it to a customer. Sometimes we might miss a small defect. In that rare situation we offer a replacement at no extra charge. 

These are natural products and all of them have small cracks and other minor flaws. These do not affect the integrity of the product. Over time there will be some wear and tear. Particularly with the seal between the base and horn proper. This is caused by the alcohol or liquid content breaking down the varnish over time.

We add an extra later of varnish to the bottom of the horn as a matter of course before we send out any tankard or tumbler to extend the life of the waterproof seal and we can always reseal your vessel for you (at your cost) or we can recommend an appropriate produch for you to do yourself.  

Note that we cannot provide custom made or personalised drinking horns