This is an officially licensed replica from United Cutlery. The horn is functional and can be played! The item is complete with horn, stand, and certificate of authenticity.
The Horn of Gondor was an heirloom of the Stewards of Gondor, fashioned by Vorondil from a horn of the Kine of Araw, and passed to his descendants until its destruction at the death of Boromir. Tipped with silver and inscribed with ancient characters, it was said to be audible at any place in Gondor when winded.
The horn was crafted before the line of the Kings of Gondor was broken, when Vorondil the Hunter, father of Mardil Voronwë, hunted the wild Kine of Araw in the far fields of Rhûn. It was said that “if it be blown at need anywhere within the bounds of Gondor, as the realm was of old, its voice will not pass unheeded.”
Boromir blew it before leaving Rivendell with the Fellowship, as he always did when setting out on a journey. He sounded it again in Moria, causing the Orcs and even the Balrog to pause in their advance. The third time he blew it was on the banks of Parth Galen, calling for help in defending Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. This last call, in addition to being heard by Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, was faintly heard by his brother Faramir and his father Denethor II. The horn was broken into two pieces during Boromir’s last fight with the Orcs and Uruk-hai of Saruman at Amon Hen, and placed by Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli with Boromir’s body at his final send-off over the Falls of Rauros.