Chug-A-Lug!: Das Horn, A Modern Day Drinking Horn

November 19, 2012


Way back in the day people used to drink out of animal horns as a sign of badassness. Or maybe they were for satanic rituals. Truthfully, I'm not sure why the hell they did it, but they did. Me? I drink out of a plastic chalice that says, "GW'S HAPPY SAUCE" on it in puffy paint. Except some of the letters came off in the wash so now it just says WAPPY SAUCE. Love my wappy sauce. Das Horn is a modern take on classic drinking horns. It's currently a Kickstarter project, and a 24oz horn and neck strap will cost you $35 if they reach their $50,000 funding goal. If they meet $60,000 they'll even manufacture stands so you don't have to wear a neck strap or wedge the horn between two couch cushions when you want to set it down. Not that you would ever want to. I'm going to get two of them and make an ancient Greek beer helmet! No, no I'm not. But if I get drunk enough I will strap one to my head and pretend I'm a unicorn. "You'd make a great unicorn, GW." I think so too!

Hit the jump for a couple more shots and the Kickstarter video.





Thanks to Lani, who only drinks out of fossilized dino horns because, you know, RICH.

  • This idea was stolen from the country of Georgia. They have been drinking out of this type of horn for centuries.

  • adsfasdf

    not a country. The petition to secede got shot down by Obama.

  • Micheal Reeve

    Real horns or nothing

  • Go to college Da says. Use your smarts Da says. Like I'm supposed to know which college he meant.

    I used to be an adventurer like you until I took a belly full of mead.

  • yourmom

    Horns are always a good call, then you can chug your mead and then stab someone for calling you a wannabe Viking.

  • $2451739

    As a true Norwegian Viking I support this drinking horn! Now where can I get five of them?

  • jAgef

    Drinking horns are widely available at any music festival. They are also an excellent way to spot douchebag wannabe vikings

  • westmclarenmerc

    Just because some festifals like renaissance fairs sells them by the dozen doesn't mean that the people who buy them are douchebag wannabe vikings. The guys who have helmets with the drinking horns on them are the real wannabe vikings.

  • This isn't the only drinking horn on the market. I bought a really bootleg one from some vendor's stand when on vacation in st martin of all places.* It came with a stand that looked to be made of a former baking sheet and was made out of a real cow. It has a metal rim like this http://stoneplus.cst.cmich.... with screw top threading on the inside that I think came from a plumbing fixture where you can attach a leather top like this That oddly given the apparent effort that went into the rest of it was made out of a plastic disposable water bottle sawed in half wrapped in leather and attached to the matching half of the threaded metal ring. The tip of the horn was cut off and replaced with a small pointed metal cap that unscrews and I assume was added to make the thing easier to wash out.
    He had about about a dozen more or less like it in boxes behind the counter and instructed me to dig through them until I found one I liked. I looked a little to be polite and took the 3nd one from the top of the pile as some token rummaging since he had offered. The whole thing was as people say these days "random"

    I'm not saying I would actually drink out of it given that it has that kind of rawhide smell some old animal products get and the horn part was full of some sort of greasy felling chalky dust. He may not have washed the horn when they removed it from the cow and some of the plastic soda bottles used as materials were likely if not technically garbage at least resembled the pile of empty bottles he seemed to be collecting after drinking the contents... But still. lol

    *why they thought tourists there wanted it is beyond me it hardly seems the market for them, although that is most of the reason I bought it. It was just a weird thing to see. That and it was like $7 or maybe 14. I would expect to see it maybe in a resonance fair or something of the like not a random island. I made the purchase for the absurdity value of it and immediately forgot I owned it until today.

    So in conclusion you can get a much better drinking horns at a better value if you find some random guy who makes them in his garage.

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