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Leather Shive Beaker



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

The leather beaker is mounted on an Ale Cask shive. The keystone and the shive are the two points where a cask is broached. This simple design is reminiscent of a Saxon Beaker except, perhaps, for our addition of the shive.

Leather Shive Beakers

Historically, leather tankards 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.

Our beer tankards and shive beakers 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, jack, or shive beaker 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 approximately half a pint.

Height: 13cm

As seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Last Kingdom.


Our handmade items are dispatched within 1-3 working days of receiving an order, depending on demand at the time.

We are discontinuing our tankards with the pinned detail around the base.  Therefore, some pinned colour variations are unavailable to order automatically on the website.  However, if you would like a pinned base tankard in a specific colour, we can make your order especially for you. Please do phone us on 01833908088 or contact us here regarding this.


EU Delivery

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


Facts about our Beakers

  • Hidebound beakers 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