My new avatar stirred some interest so I thought I would share more of my powderhorns. The pair was given to me by my wife. They are fairly costly, she bought them separately several years apart. They are actually relief carved, not scrimshawed. Carving on horn can only be described as beyond difficult. Horn has grain, using a knife across the grain is near impossible for the beginner. These were carved by George VanDriesche. I believe George passed away a few years ago. He was a fine person. He was not a tall man but was very muscular, particularly in his forearms and hands. Making those cuts required great pressure. He was an artist almost alone at this skill. I use these horns regularly and they have taken an age patina as a result. I'm very proud of them. When not in use they stay in the gun safe. The horns hanging are part of the rest of my collection. Some are unique, some are ordinary and a couple have special meaning for me. I like powderhorns. Don't ask why. I make no excuses. Folks is funny critters.
p.s. sorry for the poor photo. it is confusing against the ceiling of what I laughingly call my office.