Southern Banded Horn with Hand Woven Strap by Ron Hess and Kris Polizziadmin
This is a Southern style banded horn of the type that would have been carried by militia or volunteers from the southern States in the War of 1812. This charming powder horn has been created by Ron Hess and the fine hand woven strap donated by Kris Polizzi.
Ron lives in Georgia and makes powder horns and other items constructed of horn. He is a member of the Honorable Company of Horners and gives thanks to Art Decamp and Billy Griner for their guidance and knowledge. Researching original works and incorporating those styles and techniques is the focus of his work.
Kris Polizzi lives in Pennsylvania and is also a member of the Honorable Company of Horners. Her woven straps are becoming quite popular in that group for their quality and authenticity.
Ron chose to create a three banded horn with an applied two piece tip. Bands,tip and butt are all attached with locust thorns. The beehive style butt plug and spout plug are from native dogwood. Horn is scraped thin so the owner can check the level of powder when holding it up to the light.
The woven strap created by Kris Polizzi is attached to the horn with multi -color hemp cord and decorative horn beads. I particularly like the subtle coloration of the strap for a woods runners horn.
If a smart bidder were to pick up that Bill Smith double pouch, this Hess – Polizzi horn and strap and the Eitner belt knife they would be well served indeed. And there is plenty of room in there for that Scott Somerville folder.
Ron states “Powder horn was offered to give something back to the CLA and its members. The publications,shows and members are a wealth of knowledge and have provided me a great opportunity to learn.” It also demonstrates the support the CLA receives from the members of the Honorable Company of Horners.