These mugs are carved with a single Norse rune. Each rune has it's own meaning, so please refer to our "Rune guide" sheet to order the one most suited to you. All our mugs are made from cow horn and have a 5 mm solid oak base.
Not all runes have positive meanings, so please choose carefully from our "Rune guide sheet"; available in the images. If there is a rune not featured that you would like, or a personal bind rune, please send us a message along with your order and we will take care of that for you.
We use both the Elder and Younger Futhark runes. The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of runic alphabets and was used by the northern Germanic tribes during their migration period north, right up until 800 CE. During the late 9th century the Elder Futhark was simplified by the Scandinavian's to create the Younger Futhark, and cut from 24 runes to just 16.
- Capacity: 400 - 600 ml (Approx)
- 5 mm solid oak bottom
- Hand crafted in the U.K
- Beeswax lined
All our horn products are handmade in our Yorkshire based workshop. All horns arrive in their completely natural state, we then sand, polish and line the inside of each individual piece. All designs are drawn on and carved entirely by hand.
The inside of the horn mug has been extensively cleaned and then lined using a food grade beeswax. We try to keep everything as authentic and organic as possible, which is why we opt for a deodorized beeswax lining rather than a polyurethane one. Because we use a natural wax, the horn isn't suitable for hot drinks. All drinking horns and mugs come with a set of care instructions.
These horn mugs are made to order, so may differ from the product pictures. If you have a preferred colour horn, please leave a message with your order and we will do everything we can to accommodate.