Historically, leather drinking vessels 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 Queen Charlotte was launched at Chatham in 1790 at a length of 190 ft, speed of 10 knots and armament of 100 guns. She was Lord Howe's flagship at the Battle of the Glorious First of June, 1794.
HMS Victory was Nelson's flagship and best known for her role in The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She is still the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command.
Included within the purchase of this item, a piece of genuinely authenticated oak taken from HMS Victory during her Victorican refurbishment.
The Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511. She was one of the first ships to fire a broadside and was a firm favourite of Henry VIII. After a long career, she sank during an engagement with the French Fleet in 1545. Her raising from the bed of the Solent in 1982 resulted in the recovery of many artefacts of the day not previously studied by archaeologists.
Carved Tankards & Jacks are available with a stitched or pinned detail around the base. Please make your selection during the ordering process.
Capacity of Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.
Our popular hand carved and painted drinking vessels can take up to two weeks to create.
We try to ensure that we always have a stock, however, please do use our Contact Us page if you are in a hurry and would like to check our stock levels before ordering.
Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels
- Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
- All 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.