Wednesday, July 14, 2021

2021 CLA Live Auction: Southern Banded Horn by Billy Griner


Artist Billy Griner is well known in the longrifle culture as a master of the southern banded horn. For this year’s CLF Fundraising Auction, Griner donated a typically remarkable example of his work.


The horn is in the style of original pieces typically produced in colonial Randolph County, North Carolina. This elegant, diminutive horn is 9 ¾” long from tip to tip and measures 11 ¾” around the curve.  An amazing amount of intricate turning is on display in this piece. Fitted with a maple base plug, the horn also features an antler pouring spout with a carved crape myrtle stopper. The entire horn was finished with an authentic blend of beeswax, bear oil, and linseed oil.


Artist Billy Griner is a member of the Contemporary Longrifle Association and a Freeman Horner in the Honourable Company of Horners. “I love being able to donate to the CLA,” he says. “It’s a great organization that I will always support.”

For more information on the work of Billy Griner, contact the artist directly:


Photography by David Wright

Text by Joshua Shepherd

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