Southern Banded Horn by Billy GrinerKatie Horn
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by David Wright
Text by Joshua Shepherd