Learn how to make your own medieval leather tankard with this pack of supplies. A great gift idea for a third wedding anniversary!
A kit to help you make your own leather tankard
Contents: Vegetable tanned leather, beeswax blocks, awl, waxed thread, needles, template and instructions
You will need: a sharp knife to cut the leather to shape, paintbrush, a hairdryer can also come in useful, and a way to melt the wax.
Evidence for use of leather for drinking vessels dates back to Neolithic times but came into common usage in the medieval period when they were known as 'jacks'.