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2014 in review

January 2, 2015

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. The part that surprised me is that the visitors to my blog came from 71 different countries! The US, Germany and Canada were represented of course. The people in Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina are also interested in powder horns..

As always I plan to post more on the blog. I have many friends complete with pictures that have a story about powder horns that should be told. I need tho motivation and the desire to post their stories.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Wife Horn by Cory Joe Stewart

January 28, 2013
We have known Cory Joe Stewart since we started Powder Horns and More in 2006.  He was working on his PHD in Early American History and doing powder horns as a hobby. Now he is working in education in North Carolina
This is one of Cory’s early horns. He found this old saying about what you should do concerning your wife and your powder horn.
This horn has a small dome base with a staple. The scallops at the tip add a nice touch. The throat has some nice engrailing.
Old saying about not sharing your wife or your horn by Cory Joe Stewart

Old saying about not sharing your wife or your horn by Cory Joe Stewart

Take not this horn
for fare or shame
for on it lies the owners name
My horn my wife I
Do intend to use
But not to lend if that
should cause strife
I would lend me horn
before me wife
Cory Joe Stewart

Horn for Fellow Vet by Jason Jacobs

January 18, 2013

Jason Jacobs writes:

I used one of your horns to make this finished horn for my cousin, Terry.

Terry was with the 502nd BN, 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He had a
very difficult time after he got home and he did not really open up to anyone
until after I was deployed overseas and came home myself.

Campaign Horn by Jason Jacobs

Campaign Horn by Jason Jacobs

The centerpiece of the design (the Eagle) was inspired by one of Mike

Robert’s horns seen on your Customer Creations page. I added the “502” to the shield and the banner above the eagle reads “Rendezvous With Destiny”, the battle cry of the 101st.

Horn by Jason Jacobs for his cousin Terry Smith

The plug and stopper are walnut and I finger-wove the strap from buckskin.

Horn by Jason Jacobs

Wabash Valley Works is a veteran owned and operated business specializing in the manufacturing of fine, reproduction 18th Century weapons and accouterments.

BLACK HORN AND CHERRY BOX by John DeWald Raffle Prize for West Coast Horn Fair

April 12, 2012

We are very pleased to feature this Black Horn Box by John DeWald. It is a raffle prize for the West Coast Horn Fair, which will be held the end of April 2012.  (You do not have to be present to win.)


Black Horn Box by John deWald

The horn is naturally black and the ends are cherry wood. The pull is antler. John  DeWald, known as SauVage, hangs out on The Horners Bench. He calls it his “black-cherry box.”   He can be reached at

John added some very personal touches to make this item even more desirable for the upcoming winner.

Near the base of the horn in bold print he engraved the words “BLACK CHERRY”  in letters that are less then an eighth of inch tall.


Black Cherry

Then he added a drawing of two cherries.


Two Cherries

In addition, he signed and numbered the box to make it a true collector’s item. It reads “J  DeWald Jr Mar 2012 B #14.”


J DeWald Jr. Mar 2012 B #14


Box made from cow horn with the lid off.

WEST COAST HORN FAIR 2011 by Mike Nesbitt

March 8, 2012

Printed in the Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012

Reprinted with permission

Our Web Master is working on posting this article on our web page so we can all read it clearly.

Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012 page 1

Some of the fine work shown at the West Coast Horners' Fair. Right: A fine example of scrimshaw on a John Shorb powder horn. Middle: A priming horn carved by Dave Dolliver, done in West Coast Indian style. Below: A very fine example of powder horn scrimshaw by Steve Vance. Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012 page 2

Presentations and seminars were given by various attendees. Scott Morrison, shown here, gave examples of proportionate measurement for horn design. Steve Vance is seen with a couple of his fine powder horns. Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012 page 3

West Coast Horn Fair 2012 Prizes

March 7, 2012

The West Coast Horn Fair will be held in Morro Bay California April 27th

West Coast Horn Fair 2012

and 28th 2012.  Steve Vance will be the featured speaker along with many others.  Of course, the raffle is one of the big events.  You do not have to be present to win. For more information click here.

Some of the prizes that are have arrived


The latest book by Scott and Cathy Sibley will be on the raffle table.

Scott and Cathy Sibley's latest book

Pen and Ink prints by David Carrick of Sagle Idaho.

Timber Jack Joe by David A Carrick

Mystic Warrior by David A Carrick

In Memory of Chris LeDoux by David Carrick









These are scanned images and do not reflect the quality of the actual print.

We have more prizes coming. A scrimshawed horn by Josef. A print 1 off 1,000 by David Wright,  powder horn straps,  Scrimshaw quality cow horns, and powder horns.

Powder horn on eBay

December 15, 2009

Horn # 335 for eBay

John found two incredible horns. We put both of them on eBay. Nothing was happening to these horns on eBay, no bids, so we sent out an email and BAM it all broke loose. 

This horn is at 39.99. It had 40 views before the email and is now at 143 views. It ends Wednesday.  (It sold for 67.70)

Then I listed this horn after the email. It is at 70.90 and 37 views. I don”t think it will go any higher.  (This horn wil be a

I hope someone is interested in how eBay sometimes works .