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Kings County Forge

Leather Tankard

$ 75.00$ 100.00

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Description

It’s no secret that folks are fond of their drink, and with this handy leather tankard from Kings County Forge you need never find yourself without a vessel ready to be filled with your favorite beverage.

A little history on this style of Drinking Vessel

The leather wonder known as the “Black Jack” is a tankard made of leather (usually tar-coated) for holding beer or ale. The jack received its name from its distinctive shape. The archers and guardsmen of the time wore a gambeson-style jacket of defense that was a sleeveless coat which came straight down the sides and flared out at the bottom, when it got to the hips. This body protection was called a jack. Because the drinking vessel had the same silhouette, it also became known as a jack. Over time it became known as the black jack, because the majority of them were coated inside with a black pitch or pine tar resin to make them waterproof. Many times erroneously called a bottle of leather.” [source: ModarUniversity]

The shape of this leather tankard has its history from the sailors, a wider base and narrow top to make it stable on board ships.

Made from 5/6oz leather.
Due to potential allergic reactions to beeswax we offer a food grade resin sealer as well…all new orders will be sealed with the resin unless beeswax is requested.
Extremely durable and watertight!

Additional information

Artwork

Custom, Name, Dragon, Celtic knots, No art

Leather Colour

Black, Dark Brown, Green, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Natural