I am pleased to announce that I have again been notified by Early American Life magazine that "Because of your creative talents and dedication to historical accuracy"  I have been selected by a panel of judges as one of the top traditional craftspeople in the United States. "As a Directory artisan, you rank as one of the most talented of them all." A complete list of judges - professionals in the field of American crafts - and other craftspeople will appear in the issue of the magazine due at the new stands on June 21, 2013.

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Local article about Early American Life Award.

I have been an active member of the Honourable Company of Horners for over ten years.


Article written about Ron in hometown newspaper.
                                                               Updated 11/15/2015
I've been fortunate enough to have many orders for custom powder horns in the past several months. The downside of this is there isn't time to make horns to place on this website. Anyway, keep checking and I will update what is available for sale as often as I can.

The Nytemare
 
This powder horn measures about 11 3/4" around the outside curve and has a 2 5/8" diameter base. The horn is very transparent making it easy to see how much powder you have left. Engraved on the horn is a folk art nytemare/devil horse/demon steed. The price includes shipping by USPS. You can pay by personal check or money order, whichever you prefer.
 
$145

Powder and Ball Will Even All  - Sold But Can Make A Similar One

In addition to the engraving Powder and Ball Will Even All are a folk art sun, dog and fish. The horn measures 14" around the outside curve and has a 2 1/4" base plug. The leather strap and shipping (USPS Priority) and handling are included in the price. You can pay by personal check, money order or PayPal.

$180

Kill or Be Kilt Powder Horn ~Sold but can make a similar one.
 
This horn measures 13" around the outside curve and has a 2 1/2" diameter butt plug. The horn has a thin rawhide "repair" on the throat. Carved into the horn with a knife is the saying Kill or Be Kilt. Price includes shipping by USPS Priority mail. You can pay by personal check or money order.
 
$85.00


Folk Art Cup With Display Stand
 
This cup is 3 3/8" tall with a 2 1/2" x 2 7/8" base. The base has been sealed with pine pitch. It holds about 7 ounces and can be used for coffee - the pine pitch will start to melt at about 165 degrees. Also makes a great display item. Price includes the display stand and shipping in CONUS by USPS. You can pay by personal check or money order.
 
$100.00
 
 

Bait Horn ~Sold~
 
 An engraved bait horn that I recently made. Except for the engraving of a happy fisherman and a fish it is modeled after one dated to the 1700's. It can be used to carry fishing bait at your favorite stream or sit on display in your home or cabin. It makes a great conversation piece. The horn measures about 7 1/4" tall and has a 3 1/4" diameter base. The price is $95 and I'll pay shipping in CONUS.

The Rising Sun Powder Horn
 
 
This horn has been dyed red. It is engraved with a folk art rising sun, vines and a tulip. A brass drawer pull is used for the rear strap attachment. The horn measures 12" around the outside curve and has a 2 1/4" diameter base plug. You can pay by personal check or money order. I'll pay the cost of shipping in CONUS.
 
$150.00

Swinging Door Flat Horn

This flat horn made by Ron Vail measures about 9 1/4" straight across. The base is about 3" x 1 3/16". The three .490 balls will give you an idea of how much storage space there is. This horn is based on an original I've seen. The horn is also transparent so you can check how much powder you have left. You can pay by personal check or money order. Price includes shipping by USPS Priority mail.
$70.00

 This powder measures about 15 5/8" around the outside curve and has a 2 3/4" diameter base plug. Engraved on the top of the horn is a folk art bull getting ready to charge. Engraved on the side is - At first I was wore by a bull/ the next by an ox in full pride/ but now I am filled with powder full/ and worn by the soldiers side. The price includes shipping by USPS Priority mail. You can pay by personal check or money order. $150.00

Powder And Ball Makes A Man To Fall ~sold, but can make similar one.
 
This horn measures 14 3/4" around the outrside curve and has a 2 1/2" diameter base. The tip has been "repaired" with a brass thimble. A face has been carved into each side of the spout plug. The price includes the primitive style strap. You can pay by personal check or money order, whichever you prefer. Price includes shipping by USPS.
 
$125

Tacked Buffalo Powder Horn ~sold, but can make one similiar

This bison horn measures 11" around the outside curve and has a 3 1/8" diameter base plug. I will pay shipping by USPS within the CONUS. You can pay by personal check or money order.
$85.00

Name:Little Fish Big Fish ~Sold can make similiar~

Length around outside curve: 13 1/2"

Width of base: 2 5/8"

Engravings: Folk Art Fish, Rising Sun

Price: $185.00

Price includes shipping by USPS priority mail.

Pay with check, money order or PayPal invoice


Horn Cups
 
The two cups shown have been sold. However, I can make you one similar. These cups are typically around 5" high. The amount they hold varies but is typically around 6-8 ounces. The price includes shipping by USPS. Payment can be by personal check or money order, whichever you prefer. For an additional fee I can do engraving on them.
 
$35 each

Tinder Horn This Item has sold, but I can make a similiar one if intersted.
This tinder horn measures 7 1/8" around the outside curve and has a 3 1/16" diameter opening. It's large enough to carry your flint, steel, char cloth and tinder. The cost includes shipping by USPS Priority mail. You can pay by personal check or money order.
                                             $45

The Man Who Steals.....Sold, but can make a similar one.
This powder horn measures 12 3/4" around trhe outside curve and has a 2 1/2" diameter base. Engraved on the horn is: The Man Who Steals This Horn Will Go To Hell So Sure As He Is Born.
The price includes shipping by USPS. You can pay by personal check or money order.
 
$110

The Buck ~SOLD~
 
Engraved on this powder horn is a large folk art deer. The strap attachment is an antique drawer pull. You can pay by personal check or money order. Price includes shipping by USPS Priority mail. $80.00

Name: Fish Head Flat Horn #2 ~Sold~ But can make one similiar.

Length around outside curve: 6 1/2"

Width of base: 1 5/8"

Comments: Horn has been shaped to be flat and is made to be carried in the pocket or bag.

Price: $70.00

Price includes shipping by USPS priority mail.

Pay with check, money order or PayPal invoice