Black jacks for sale
What is a blackjack ?
Jack -- Also called a blackjack or a black jack. A tankard made of leather (usually tar-coated) for holding beer or ale. The jack received its name from its distinctive shape. The archers and guardsmen of the time wore a gambeson-style jacket of defense that was a sleeveless coat which came straight down the sides and flared out at the bottom, when it got to the hips. This body protection was called a jack. Because the drinking vessel had the same silhouette, it also became known as a jack. Over time it became known as the black jack, because the majority of them were coated inside with a black pitch or pine tar resin to make them waterproof. Many times erroneously called a bottle of leather.
Pictured below are some examples of the traditional blackjacks that I produce, all of these are made using high grade vege tan thick cow hide. The handle is part of the main body and the base is sewn into the upper part, it is hand stitched with heavy duty waxed linen thread and all the edges are burnished to give it a smooth finish. They are stained black with water based non toxic leather dyes and then coated with 100 % beeswax to make them water / beer proof. Every blackjack is tested to make sure of any leaks before shipping . The model pictured below holds 400mls of cold liquid , please note these blackjacks are only suitable for cold liquids only.
Pricing for the blackjack pictured below is 10000 yen or US $ 80.00 plus postage , please contact me first to place an order and then I can work out the total cost including postage to your address. Payment is made via Paypal
If you have any other questions re my product please contact me anytime .