Welcome to War Horn 101.


So you want to get a War Horn, but you have no idea where to start?  Well, don't worry.  A Curious Kraken is here to help you from selecting your War Horn to playing your War Horn to maintaining it.  {Eventually, we will create and release a video with all of this information, but that is a project for a later date.}

Let's get started.


When it comes to selecting your War Horn, you need to remember that it will be your War Horn.  Get one that you like.  Everyone will have different criteria for their own War Horn, and there isn't a wrong way or a right way to decide.  Get one that you like the color, or one that you like the sound, or maybe it has a unique sound, or maybe get them all.  In short, if you like it, then it doesn't matter what other people think.  


When you play your War Horn, you need to do what we call a duck-face raspberry.  It's a nice, gentle, easy raspberry noise that is made from the tips of your lips.  When done correctly, you will have a buzzing or a vibration feeling in your lips.  You need to do that into the horn.  

The biggest mistake that we see is where people get too tense when playing.  9 out of 10 times, you need to do a nice, relaxed buzzing noise into the mouth piece.  Stay relaxed, and let the air buzz past your lips.  {Yes, yes, we know we need to make a video on this topic.}


First, remember that your War Horn is a real, animal horn.  While it can break, you do not need to handle it with kid gloves.  The bulls were not gentle with the horns, and you don't have to be too careful with them either. 


Also remember, the horn is made from the same material that your finger nails are made from.  If you've ever taken a hot shower or a hot bath, then you know your finger nails will get weakened from the heat and steam.  You need to keep your horn out of hot, steamy areas or your horn will deform.  

To clean your horn, you need some warm water, some mild dish soap, and a sponge. Wet the horn, but do not submerge it.  Apply a small amount of soap to the sponge, and apply it to the horn.  Clean the horn to your satisfaction before rinsing.  If you horn is sealed with the food safe epoxy, then there will be no odor.  If you horn is not sealed, then it will have a bull/cattle smell to it.  The smell will disappear once the horn is dry.  (This is why we do not recommend submerging the horns in water.)

Always remember that no horn is dishwasher safe.  KEEP YOUR HORNS OUT OF THE DISHWASHER!  



So that's pretty much it.  As a recap, get the horn you want, do a gentle raspberry to make noise, and keep it out of the dishwasher.  Following those three guidelines, and you're well on your way to War Horn happiness. 



The Kraken