Updated July 26, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 8 Best Drinking Horns

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Whether you're hoisting your ale in the Halls of Valhalla or simply drinking a mug of mead in the comfort of your own home, you'll make your fellow Vikings proud when you raise one of these beer horns to your bearded lips. They make great gifts for any of the Norsemen on your shopping list, and they'll really help you get in the spirit when you're watching your favorite fantasy movie or TV show. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best drinking horn on Amazon.

8. Das Horn

7. Norse Tradesman Shot Glasses

6. AleHorn XXL

5. AleHorn Handcrafted

4. Mythrojan Viking

3. Valhalla Vineyards Glass

2. Norse Tradesman Journeyman

1. Norse Tradesman Original

Editor's Notes

July 26, 2019:

Drinking horns come in two main styles: flat-bottomed and pointed. Naturally, you'll have a little harder time setting down the pointed variety, but most come with either a stand or a holster and frog for attachment to your belt. Norse Tradesman and AleHorn are the two most popular manufacturers, and they both do a great job using natural Ox horns, food-safe resin, and varying sizes and finishes. Some horns can hold multiple liters, and others are offered with attractive or even customized engravings. Once you receive your new drinking horn, make sure to inspect it for bare spots and leaks, as these things do happen with natural materials, and most companies are more than happy to fix the problem right away.

There are also some options that aren't entirely natural, and some people may prefer these. The plastic Das Horn isn't particularly classy, but it's almost inarguably the most resilient out of them all. On the other hand, the Valhalla Vineyards is somewhat fragile, but not as much so as the average glass mug thanks to its triple-blown construction, and because it's glass, it's ensure to not leak or impart odd flavors or aromas to your beverage. And if you want to strike a balance between elegance and durability, the Mythrojan Viking is definitely worth a look, as the metal fittings minimize its chances of splitting or chipping, while adding to its already attractive natural finish.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on July 26, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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