Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Have a Drink on Superman!

Or is that "have a drink in Superman"?

At the (Norman, OK) Medieval Fair a few years ago, I came across a merchant selling a tankard that was right up my alley!

The part you see here is all leather. The bottom is stitched on with vinyl lacing. The thing you see sticking up in back is the mug-like handle. It sticks up, and the tankard face seems flattened slightly, because it was facedown on my scanner!
The part you drink from is a plastic insert that slides in from the top and settles in to perfectly fit the top opening. This is so your drink doesn't taste like cowhide while leaking out the bottom through the laces. Also so that you don't have to put the thing into the dishwasher (it might shrink or something).
See you next time, and don't forget to write!

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