This horn is made in the overall form of a Harnett County, North Carolina horn, but with contemporary decoration. The applied tip is made of two parts- turned antler and pewter. The base band is delicately turned from pewter as well. The engraving is a synthesis of my signature Satilla River vine work and traditional southern folk art. The focal point in the engraving is a brace of fighting cocks. The base is turned from black walnut. While not readily apparent from the photos, the horn has a nice subtle double-twist.
The judges at the 2012 Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair saw fit to award this horn with a Judge’s Choice ribbon in the engraved horn category.
Copy and photos supplied by Billy Griner.