Washigton addresses the troops at Trenton, NJThe powderhorn was the companion to every musket in early America. Carried by huntsman, soldier and explorer alike, the powderhorn is an original American art form. They would vary from crude carvings to elegant scrimshaw, depicting scenes from nature, maps, battles, verse and history.

The horns displayed on this site are from the private collection of Rich Nardi. Rich has been fascinated by colonial American antiques since childhood, and has been collecting now for almost 30 years.

Rich also has researched many of the pieces in his collection; through books, public records and even the US Congress. From horns to Kentucky rifles to sabers - This collection represents the birth of a nation and the people who made it happen.