Introducing blackjack - a leather tankard. The first fragments of leather containers come from Scotland, 6th century. Blackjack became popular in England during 13th century mainly with sailors. The reason is practical. A leather tankard does not break during storms and it is lighter than pottery. Sailors were allowed to take only a bag of stated size on board plus there was a weight limit. A large number of such tankards and other leather objects were well documented on the board of the wreck of a sunken ship called Mary Rose. These blackjacks, like everything else in my workshop, are handmade including sewing. A blackjack goes through a hot wax and resin bath.
The tankard is fully functional. It is suitable for water and beer (tested). It is not suitable for hot, acid or aggressive liquids or liquids with high contents of alcohol. Do not expose it to high temperatures or direct sun (might cause softening, deformation or even leaking).
Volume 0,5 - 0,6 l
Made of 5 mm water buffalo leather.
We would like to inform our customers that we produce Flasks and Blackjacks in sets, approximately two to three times a year. We try to keep all Flasks (Blackjacks) in stock, but it is not always possible. If we do not have a Flask (Blackjack) in stock, you may have to wait a while for the product. However, we believe that our products are worth the wait.
Please contact us for current stock availability.