Review: Custom Leather Tankard

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Scurvvy Dawgs
http://www.scurvvydawgs.com/store.html

One of the best things about being a pirate (aside from rum and wenches) is that there is no uniform. We’re each free to pick from a near endless variety of colors, styles, and accessories to look our unique piratey self (and if many uniquely choose to look like Jack Sparrow, hey, who am I to judge?)

So, let’s say you’ve already created a wholey unique pirate wardrobe? What’s next? How’s about a truly unique, custom made leather tankard? Personally, I know I could spend forever and a day searching for that perfect mug that just screams “Bilgemunky” – all to no avail. But as you can see from the photo, I gots me one! This is thanks entirely to ScurvvyDawgs.com. They make a variety of leather goods, but it’s the tankard that I’ve had the pleasure to experience first-hand. All I had to do was provide a picture of what I wanted, they embellished that with their own colors and stylizations, and there it was – a lovely tankard that is truly worthy of the Bilgemunky.

It should be noted that this is a far cry from the “cafe press” of leather goods, where images are slapped onto otherwise bland and identical products. I’ve inspected many other ScurvvyDawgs tankards, and even without the various logos, each was unique – some had leather strands hanging from the handle with skulls, others had metal studs in the lid – there were many tiny little details that varied from tankard to tankard, making each truly original.

Tankard construction is all leather, excepting for a plastic cup “insert”, which can be removed for cleaning. This insert is also handy in that it can be slightly unseated so that your lips can come in contact with plastic rather than leather (for those of you that don’t like the taste of cured cow flesh in your water. Rum. I meant rum. Yar.)