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Early Medieval Jack


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Product Description

This drinking vessel is hand made from one piece of leather for both the handle and the body and is acceptable as an authentic design for many historical periods from the early Medieval times onwards. Our early medieval Jacks are finished with stitching around the base

Of particular interest to re-enactors, this jack can be used to depict any period from early medieval to The Crimean War times. This style of jack continued to be made and used throughout the following centuries until the time of Nelson and Trafalgar when the sailors on the Victory still drank from vessels of this shape.

Historically, leather drinking vessels were lined with either boiled Resin of the birch tree, Brewer’s Pitch, or Beeswax. Our full grain leather drinking vessels are lined with an epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin whilst having the visual appearance of Brewer’s pitch. The resin we use is fully certified for use in both the food and alcohol industries.

Click here for more information within the Internal Lining section of our Facts page.

Alternatively, it is a pleasant drinking vessel from which to simply enjoy a drink, whether or not you are historically minded. 

Capacity of Multi Period Jack - One pint - Approximately

Height: approx 19cm

Leather Multi Period Jacks


We always work to ensure we have all items in stock. However, our hand made drinking vessels can take up to two weeks to create. Please do use our Contact Us page if you are in a hurry and would like to check our stock levels before ordering.

Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels

  • Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
  • All UK sourced.
  • Hand crafted and stitched.
  • Handmade in EnglandHandmade in England

Product Personalisation

If you would like your drinking vessel personalised, we can either Carve or Engrave it for you.

Click here for a description of Engraving and Carving