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Leather Tankard

$65.00$100.00

Description

Leather Tankard

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 and then heat treated with Beeswax.
Extremely durable and watertight!

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 15 cm
Leather Colour

Black, Blue, Bordeaux, British Tan, Dark Brown, Green, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Natural, Yellow

Artwork

Celtic Knots, Custom Artwork, Custom Text, Dragon, Initials, No Artwork, Oak Leaves