Somewhere back in this thread I asked about a source for historical maps that could be used for scrimshawing on horns. In case someone else has the same interest, I found this book online. It goes from 1612 Virginia to 1861 somewhere.
In 1981, I was not interested in beauty .. just a small day horn. This one is 7 1/2" long. Note the date and the 'unique' way of fastening the strap. Hmmm? I recently saw an original from early 1800s using the same attachment method. I guess our new ideas are very old Polecat
I'm not near the artisan some of you are but with the help of Ames I'm working on this small day horn for a friends grandson. I'll be making a shooting bag to go with this horn and will post my progress.