Medieval Leather Jack
Large Jacks £47
Small Jacks £38
The Traditional Jack of the medieval tavern obtained its name from the material used in its manufacture being Jack leather which is still created by soaking in very hot water. When dry the leather is very hard and stays in shape.
The medieval jack pre dates the Tudor beer tankard by several hundred years but apart from their shape, they were both made in a similar way, using similar materials.
A common trick in the ale house was to over fill the jack with pitch, thus creating a short measure for which many alewifes were pilloried in the 13/15 centuries.
If you would prefer a personalised tankard or jack, please do use the “Add Personalisation” option above. More information regarding personalisation can be found here.
Historically, leather jacks 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.
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.
Large Jack height approximately 15cms with capacity approximately one pint.
Small Jack height approximately 11cms with capacity approximately half a pint.
As seen in Pirates of the Caribbean and Robin Hood (2010).
Our handmade items are dispatched within 1-3 working days of receiving an order, depending on demand at the time.
We are discontinuing our jacks 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.
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 England
If you would like your drinking vessel personalised, we can either Carve or Engrave it for you.