The White Boar was the personal device of King Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485).
Beneath on a scroll is Richard’s personal motto which reads (reputedly in his own hand)
Loyaulté me Lie ; (Loyalty Binds Me)
The Anglo-Norman motto of Richard III, would have been used at court during Richard’s reign.
Hidebound is based in Barnard Castle, which belonged to Richard Plantagenet (1452–85), Duke of Gloucester and later King Richard III.
The Castle, now cared for by English Heritage, bears several alterations and repairs made during his period of lordship. The most splendid alteration is the Oriel window overlooking the River Tees and which bears a carving of Richard’s heraldic emblem, the White Boar.
We are very proud to make Richard III Tankards, Jacks and Goblets in what could be argued was his northern home town of Barnard Castle.
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.
Hand Carved Richard III Tankards & Jacks are available with a stitched detail around the base.
Capacity of Richard III Jack - One pint - approx.
Capacity of Richard III Tankard- One pint - approx.
Capacity of Richard III Goblet - Half pint - approx.
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 temporarily 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.