Incised on a slab of hard slate at Knocknagael, Inverness-shire and widely used throughout Pictland, now modern Scotland, possibly any time from 200BC until the 9th. Century. No one knows why perhaps a salute to a formidable quarry.
The people of Orkney were known as the boar people or the Orka; the suffix 'ey' means island.
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.
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.
Click here for more information within the Internal Lining section of our Facts page.
The design can be hand carved on either a Tankard or a Medieval Jack Body.
Capacity of Pictish Boar Jack or Tankard - One pint - Approximately.
In the run up to Christmas we have a large stock of our hand carved items. However, as we are now attending York Christmas Market until 22rd December 2023, we will be unable to make any more carved stock before Christmas.
We will mark items as “out of stock” as we go along.
If you wish to check on stock levels before placing an order, you may contact us here.
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.