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Early Medieval Leather Jack



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

Please note we charge £1 per letter.

Product Description

This jack 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 jacks of this shape.

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

Historically, leather jacks and tankards were lined with either boiled Resin of the birch tree, Brewer’s Pitch, or Beeswax. Our full grain leather jacks 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.

All our beer tankards and jacks are handmade from natural materials which can never be consistent in colour. Whilst every endeavour is made to control colour consistency, each item is offered as an individual piece. However, it will always be the actual colour ordered.

If you would prefer a personalised beer tankard or jack, please do use the “Add Personalisation” option above. More information regarding personalisation can be found here.

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

Capacity of Early Medieval Jack - One pint - Approximately

Height: approx 19cm

Leather Multi Period Jacks


These items are currently being made to order. We aim to dispatch within two weeks of receiving a confirmed order. Sometimes it may take us a little longer depending upon demand at the time of ordering.

Items are dispatched via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

EU Delivery

Due to Brexit restrictions, we unfortunately have had to suspend delivery to countries within the EU.


Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels

  • Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
  • All materials 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