Oxhorn bugle

    SKU: cmcn436350

    £50.00 Members' price *


    This blowing horn has been crafted in the time-honoured style that dates back to Viking days.

    It is handmade in England from a single bull horn. The mouthpiece is prepared by cutting off the tip of the horn and making two drill cuts, to create the rim and cup design similar to that of brass instruments. The horn is then given a light sanding and polish to bring out its natural beauty whilst retaining its rustic appearance. A leather hanging strap is added to complete. Its design is similar to a bugle in the British Museum collection that originates from 1924 and was donated by the Colonial Government of Tanganyika (modern Tanzania).

    Beautifully crafted by Abbeyhorn, this traditional English instrument is also a beautiful adornment for the home. Please note: as these are made from natural materials there will be some variation in colour and markings, guaranteeing a unique product.

    More about the history of bugles

    Traditionally used more for signalling than for music, horns have been used as sounding cries by many ancient societies - as a means of spreading messages, summoning people to meetings or festivals or to warn people of your approach.

    The bugle, a modern day descendant of the blowing horn, is used to call out orders in military camps or even scout camps, whilst as a hunting horn it is used to flush out game.


    Product code: cmcn436350
    Details: Handmade in England by Abbeyhorn
    Exhibition: Vikings
    Size: 30cm x 8cm
    Materials: Bull horn, leather
    Weight: 0.455kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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