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The classic drinking horn in a modern design.

'Makes you look like a viking conqueror without all the "I'm drinking out of an elephant/mammoth tusk" guilt.' Uncrate

'You say you've guzzled drinks out of pint glasses, chalices, funnels, and maybe the occasional pimp cup, but never a horn? Well, that day has finally come, thanks to the entrepreneurs behind Das Horn.' Thrillist

'Bored with common glassware? Tired of holding beer with your hands? Try the "Das Horn" drinking container' Complex

Celebrate your favorite beverages with Das Horn.   

Whether out with friends or at home having a romantic dinner, nothing says "I'm enjoying this drink" like a Das Horn. Hang it around your neck for a hands-free drinking experience or gift your friends a beautifully designed, modern twist on the ancient drinking horn. 

Freedom from inferior drinking vessels
Freedom from inferior drinking vessels

The Das Horn Story

David Segall and industrial designer Alex Chatham are on a mission to create a superior drinking vessel.  

The project came about when David ordered several drinking horns as gifts to show his appreciation to his friends. He loved the idea of a conversation item that would become a party staple. When the drinking horns arrived, to his dismay, the quality and finish were inadequate.  The age-old drinking horn had not caught up with modern standards. David shelved the horns and asked, "What if we could make the modern drinking horn?"  This is the question David raised when he met industrial designer Alex at a festive gathering.  The two men teamed up with the goal of making the drinking horn more fun and accesible. 

Drinking horns have been around since before Antiquity.  David and Alex agreed they could execute a well-designed horn that could again become a part of everyday culture. After months of work, they've created the solution.

Combining the look and feel of a classic drinking horn with modern design, Das Horn is a timeless object that harks back to an era when horns were the drinking vessels for gathering and feasting.

The Path to a Better Drinking Horn

Designed to emulate an animal horn, Das Horn is uniquely shaped. We developed several models using rapid prototyping technology. Each was meticulously tested for the way it felt, ease of grip, appearance and of course, the ease of drinking. 

A couple of prototypes
A couple of prototypes

We then submitted different shapes to our manufacturer for feasibility. The final shape is a perfect combination of horn feel, and manufacturability. Once we arrived at the right shape, we developed the details and materials. The stainless steel rim of Das Horn is accented with a laser-etched logo. We decided to use a food-safe BPA-free ABS plastic for the body.  

The Das Horn undergoing rigorous beverage testing
The Das Horn undergoing rigorous beverage testing

Das Horn Specs

  • 24 ounce capacity (roughly two standard beverages)
  • Stainless Steel Rim
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Food and Beverage Safe
  • BPA free ABS body

Manufacturing

We selected a manufacturer that Alex knew from his days designing high-end kitchen tools.  We worked closely with them to develop a ready-to-execute design.  This process has taken us over 6 months of development with the factory.  With your help, we're now prepared to pay for tooling and produce the first run of Das Horns.  

A note from David and Alex

Here we are. We have done the legwork and taken it as far as we can alone. Up until this point, we've covered all costs out-of-pocket, but we still have a ways to go. We cannot climb this mountain alone. Become a part of the Das Horn saga and help us realize the Das Horn dream.    

Handsome Rewards

Horn Star T-shirt. The T-shirt comes in all popular sizes, S,M,L, and XL,

The Horn Star Tshirt
The Horn Star Tshirt

The Das Horn with the Neck Strap and Stand. Don't want to carry your Das Horn with your hands? Bam. Get a Das Horn and the Das Horn Neck Strap, and now the stand with this package. Think of what you can do with two free hands!  

The Das Horn Neck Strap
The Das Horn Neck Strap

Horn Star. This is the definitive rewards package. Not only will you receive a Das Horn, but you will also get the Neck Strap, Stand and Hornstar T-shirt!

Horn Star
Horn Star

We have lasers and we're not afraid to use them. For our more premium rewards, you can laser etch the rim of your Das Horn with the text of your choice. 

Custom laser etching
Custom laser etching

Stretch Goal

We have met our goal of $50,000 and we are adding a stretch goal of $60,000 in order to produce the Das Horn Stand for proudly displaying Das Horn on your mantle or shelf.  Help us climb this mountain and you'll be able to get this awesome Das Horn accessory. It will come with every Das Horn!

The Das Horn Stand
The Das Horn Stand
Share Das Horn with other awesome people
Share Das Horn with other awesome people

Thank You!

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Our biggest challenge is the upfront cost of tooling. We've spent the past 6 months working hand in hand with our manufacturer to ensure the design is optimized for production. In order to manufacture Das Horn, we need to pay for the tooling of the horn, the neck strap, and the stand. We also need to meet the manufacturers' requirements for ordering the minimum number of units. Although we have designed and figured everything out at this point, we have not manufactured any using the production process. This means that there may be slight variation in the horn that we have shown in the video and the final product. Dont worry! We are using the same design, and any variation will only be in the finish.

FAQ

  • If we reach our stretch goal of 60k, everyone who orders a Das Horn will receive the stand for free! Help us reach our stretch goal by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, or Email.

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  • We added Canadian Rewards so you it's easier for us to handle your shipping.

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  • Yes. If you'd like to order more than one Das Horn increase your overall pledge to accommodate the number of Das Horns that you want to purchase. For example, if you are at the $35 price level, and you would like to order 4 Das Horns then you would increase your total pledge to $140 ($35 x 4 = $140).

    Domestic shipping is already covered. For shipping in Canada, add $3 per horn. For shipping internationally add $5 per horn.

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  • We here at Das Horn are at the mercy of shipping companies. We are charging the minimum price that we can, with no profit. We promise that it will be cheaper when we buy a jet.

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    Horn Star package: With this level of support, you will receive the Das Horn with the Neck Strap, and you will also receive the "Horn Star" t-shirt featured in the video. The t-shirt will be available in all sizes (S,M,L,XL).

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    Early Bird Basic Laser Etched Package: With this level of support, you will receive the Das Horn with the Neck Strap and you will be able to laser etch the text of your choice on your Das Horn. Please note that laser etching is limited to 25 characters.

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    Basic Laser Etched Package: With this level of support, you will receive the Das Horn with the Neck Strap and you will be able to laser etch the text of your choice on your Das Horn. Please note that laser etching is limited to 25 characters.

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    The Laser Horn Star package: With this level of support, you will receive the Das Horn with the Neck Strap and the "Horn Star" t-shirt featured in the video. The t-shirt will be available in all sizes (S,M,L,XL). Additionally, you will be able to laser etch the text of your choice on your Das Horn. Please note that laser etching is limited to 25 characters.

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    Canadian Laser Horn Star package: With this level of support, you will receive the Das Horn with the Neck Strap and the "Horn Star" t-shirt featured in the video. The t-shirt will be available in all sizes (S,M,L,XL). Additionally, you will be able to laser etch the text of your choice on your Das Horn. Please note that laser etching is limited to 25 characters. This is available for people in Canada only. Shipping to Canada is $25.

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    The Collector Horn Star package: With this level of support, you will receive one of the first 100 Das Horns with the number etched on the rim. You will also get the Neck Strap and the "Horn Star" t-shirt featured in the video. The t-shirt will be available in all sizes (S,M,L,XL).

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    The Canadian Collector Horn Star package: With this level of support, you will receive one of the first 100 Das Horns with the number etched on the rim. You will also get the Neck Strap and the "Horn Star" t-shirt featured in the video. The t-shirt will be available in all sizes (S,M,L,XL). This is available for people in Canada only. Shipping to Canada is $25.

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    The Black Metal Horn Star package: You will receive a Das Horn with the premium metal Neck Strap. The Neck Strap is made of milled aluminum and anodized black. You will get the "Hornstar" t-shirt. You will also be able to custom laser etch the metal rim with the text of your choice! Please note that laser etching is limited to 25 characters.

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    The Canadian Black Metal Horn Star package: You will receive a Das Horn with the premium metal Neck Strap. The Neck Strap is made of milled aluminum and anodized black. You will get the "Hornstar" t-shirt. You will also be able to custom laser etch the metal rim with the text of your choice! Please note that laser etching is limited to 25 characters. This is available for people in Canada only. Shipping to Canada is $25.

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    The Das Horn Feast (New York City only): For your support, a feast fit for royalty will be prepared by a professional chef for you and 11 of your friends. What better way to enjoy Das Horn than dinner with your friends? This includes a Das Horn for each, plus food, drink, and beverage.

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