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Personal Commissions

 

Your choice of item could be personalised for you, either by Hand Engraving or Hand Carving.

 

ENGRAVING

Text or simple line drawings may be engraved by hand onto our completed drinking vessels. This involves carefully removing the top layer of leather with an engraving tool and then colouring the impression.  We prefer hand engraving rather than machine engraving as we feel it better compliments our hand-made products. Two popular fonts are shown below, Monotype Corsiva and Lucida Handwriting. Or let us know if you have a preferred font. We charge £1 per letter.

Most of the designs in our shop could be engraved for you. Some work better than others.  Alternatively you could email us at enquiries@hidebound.co.uk with your JPEG picture design so that we may give you a quote for your personalised tankard.

Leather Tankards personalised engraved with your name, initials or dates

 

Most of the designs in our shop could be engraved for you. Some work better than others, we think the Welsh Dragon looks rather splendid either Carved or Engraved.  Alternatively email us at enquiries@hidebound.co.uk with your JPEG picture design so that we may give you a quote for your personalised tankard.Welsh Dragon Engraved on a Leather Jack

Welsh Dragon Hand Carved Leather Tankard Jack

Carving

This is a much more intensive process.

Hand Carved Leather in progress

 

The traditional name of carving is a misnomer as it isn’t actually carved in the traditional sense.

First we cut the main outline of your design into the leather and then tool along the cuts to, eventually, produce a three dimensional design. This all has to be completed whilst the leather is still flat. For this reason, we will make your drinking vessel from scratch, so the process will take longer. Usually approximately two weeks.

After the vessel is fully fabricated, your design may be finished by hand painting using acrylic paints or leather stain. The choice is yours.

Hand Carved Full Grain Leather Tankards

Hidebound Range of Hand Carved Leather Tankards and Jacks

Hand carving can be applied to any leather surface, be it a drinking vessel or any other commemorative item such as the family crest shield shown above.

If you have a personal requirement let us have a JPEG photograph or drawing of the design and we will be pleased to let you have a quotation. 

Email us at enquiries@hidebound.co.uk or phone us on 01833 908 088 for your individual quotation and to discuss your specification.