Large Tankard / Beer Mug, Genuine Horn
Mjölnir, Hammer of Thor
This generously sized mug / tankard with handle is hand-crafted from cattle horn, polished, and adorned with an engraved motif of Mjölnir.
Mjölnir (= the grinder or crusher) is the mighty hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder and second-highest deity after his father Odin. In Germanic mythology, Mjölnir was forged by the dwarf Brokkr and, once thrown, would never miss its target. It was with this very hammer that Thor defeated the giants who incessantly threatened the Vanir and the Æsir pantheons. Nowadays, Thor's hammer is a popular motif for jewellery, talismans and decorative items. It is also a symbol of paganism within a Christian environment.
The rustic, highly decorative drinking vessel we offer here is not only ideal for re-enactment purposes, but also for everyday use. Whether in a medieval setting or in a modern home, it will make for a true eye-catcher on any dining table.
For hygienic reasons, the drinking cup is sealed on the inside with a food-safe varnish so that you may enjoy your favourite beer (or mead) to the fullest.
A great gift idea for modern-day Vikings!
- Material: genuine cattle horn (buffalo)
- Engraved with a motif of Thor’s hammer Mjölnir
- Height: approx. 15 cm
- Weight: approx. 350 to 450 g
- Holding capacity: approx. 650 to 800 ml *
The mug is not calibrated and thus exclusively intended for private use.
Horn mugs are not suitable for dishwashers and should be thoroughly cleaned before first (and after each) use with lukewarm water and a soft cloth. Do not use harsh cleaning agents that could damage the protective coating.
* Please note that specs will vary from piece to piece and that above pictures are for reference only. As horn is an organic product, natural variations in colour, shape, size, and volume are to be expected. The mug’s capacity may vary from approx. 650 to 800 ml, while the colour may range from black to any shade or combination of brown, yellow, or ivory. Each cup is a hand-made, very unique piece, and yours will be chosen randomly from our stock.