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2018 Archive

Our new resin lined leather tankards and jacks are now available!

During the last few months we have been quietly, industriously working on some major changes and improvements to our products. We now feel that our new lining is ready to be made available on our website. To say that we are happy with the changes to our drinking vessels would be an understatement, we are absolutely over the moon!
When we started searching we knew that not just any modern resin would do. It would have to be one that fits with the history and ethos of our products. Historicall[..]

Solo: A Star Wars Story and our Leather Drinking Vessels

We have some exciting news that we have been longing to pass on.
Almost a year ago we received a message out of the blue enquiring about our drinking vessels for use in a film. Anyway, long story short our drinking vessels were bought by the production team for use in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Phew! Said it! We’ve been eager to say something and now that the film has opened, we finally can.
We haven’t seen the film ourselves yet (too busy making tankards) but I saw a trailer and[..]

Leather Tankards Lining

For many years, we have been using Brewers Pitch, one of the traditional a sealants for leather tankards. Unfortunately, the material has recently been withdrawn from the market due to low sales, there aren't as many leather tankard makers as there used to be.
We have considered using one of the other traditional sealants, beeswax, but that comes with it's own set of problems. Firstly, it's very expensive, and secondly, it doesn't last very long. Leather drinking vessels have to be re-beeswa[..]