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        "Loads of goods for

         Men and Women!"

 

      Renaissance and

      Medieval Goods

       - Armor (men & women),

         Belts, Pouches, Mugs,

         Games, Jerkins, Bottells,

         Cinchers; lots More!

      Pirate Stuff

       - Belts, Baldrics, Bags,

         Gun stuff, much More!

      Studded Items

      Miscellaneous Stuff

      Contact Information

      Ordering

 

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    Index

        About Leather Lore

        Aida

        Album, Photo

        Amazon Wear

        Armbands

        Armor, men's

        Armor, women's

        Art, custom

        Awards & Honors

        Bags & Pouches

        Bags, Messenger

        Baldrics

        Bandoliers

        Barbarian Headbands

        Baycrafters Fayre

        Belts

        Belts, Medieval

        Belts, Pirate

        Belt Pouches

        Belt, Santa Claus

        Belts, Studded

        Bertha Brock

        Bikini

        Blackbeard Harness

        Black Rock Fest

        Black Roger

        Bodices

        Books & Journals

        Boot Straps

        Bottle Slings

        Bottells

        Bottell Care

        Bracelets

        Bracers

        Bracers of Gondor

        Brethren of the

          Great Lakes

        Bustier

        Buttons

 

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         Index

        ...Continued

        Calendar

        Call Me

        Candle Slings

        Canteen

        Captain Jack's

        Captain Morgan

        Care of Bottells

        Care of Leather

        Care of Mugs

        Care of Pitch Items

        Castlevania

        Chain Tops

        Checkers

        Chess Box

        Chokers

        Christmas Deadline

        Cigarette Cases

        Cigar Cases

        Cinchers, Waist

        Cinema Carousel

        Cleaning Leather

        Cloaks

        Club Wear

        Collars

        Colors

        Contact

        Corsets

        Credit Card Orders

        Crowns

        Cuffs

        Custom Art

    

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         Index

        ...Continued

        Dagger Frogge

       Deadlines, order

        Dead Man's Chest

        Decorative Leather

        Ded Engine

        Derbyshire Faire

        Document Case

        Doublets

        Dragon Map

        Dragon Sightings

        Draughts

        Drink items

        Drinking Horns

        E-Mail Us

        Employment

        Engravings

        Entertainers

        Face Hoods

        Facts about Pirates

        Fantasy Pouches

        Fender Bibs

        Ferry, Lake Express

        Films

        Fittings

        Flags, Pirate

        Flask, Leather

        Flintlock Holster 

        Flowers

        Folder, Document

        Fonts

        FrankenFeast

        Friends

        Frogges, Dagger

        Frogges, Sword

     

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         Index

        ...Continued

        Games

        Game Box

        George, Sir

        Gift Certificates

        Gogo's

        Gothic, sort of

        Greaves

        GVRen

        Hair Keeps

        Halloween Deadline

        Halter Tops

        Hand Gauntlets

        Hand Made

        Hard End Bags

        Harness, Shoulder

        Harness, Sword

        Hangings

        Headbands

        Helms, Medieval

        History

        Holster, Flintlock

        Home

        Honors & Awards

        Hoods

        Horns, Drinking

        Horn Care

       How to Order

        Huntington Ren

        Index 2

        Insurance, shipping

        Interesting Facts

        Jacks & Mugs

        Jerkins

        Journals & Books

        Just A Few MC

     

        More index below...

          

        Index

        ...Continued

        Lake Express Ferry

        Leather Care

        Letter of Marque

        Life in the 1500's

        Lighter Cases

        Links

        Magical Amulets

        Mailing List

        Map, Dragon

        Marie Griffon

        Massacre & Feast

        Masks

        Mayfaire Ren Faire

        Medieval

        Medieval Belts

        Medieval Sword Sling

        Messenger Bag

        Mich Ren Fest

        Miscellaneous Items

        Morgan, Captain

        Movies

        Mugs & Jacks

        Mug Care

        Mug Straps

        Musicals

        Nasty Bob

        National Treasure II

        New Jersey Ren

        Newsletter Archive

        Northwood Ren Fest

        Ordering

        Order of Red Raven

      

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        Index

        ...Continued

        Padding, Bracer

        Padding, Cuff

        Pauldrons

        Pentacle Top

        Pewter

        Phone me!

        Photo Album

        Pictures

        Pilgrim, What Is

        Pipe Accessories

        Pirate Baldrics

        Pirate Belts

        Pirate Facts

        Pirate Festivals

      Pirate Stuff

        Pitch Care

        Port Washington

        Pouches

        Promo Pack

        Prop Work

        Punk

        Purses

        Ravenwood Castle

        Red Raven, order of

        Refund Policy

        Return Policy

        Rings

        Roger, Black

        Roses

        Rum Rack

        Rush Orders

        Santa Claus Belt

        Satchels

        Scabbards

        Scaled Armor Skirt

        Scaled Bracers

        Schedule of Events

        Screen

        She-Ra project

        Shiabruck

        Shipping

        Shoulder Bags

        Shoulder Pauldrons

        Show Schedule

     

        More index below...

          

        Index

        ...Continued

        SilverLeaf Faire

        Sir George

        Sizing & Sizes

        Skirt, Amazon

        Skirt, Overskirt

        Skirt, Scaled Armor

        Skirt, Strap Armor

        Skullter top

        Smoker Accessories

        Soft Tops

        Spider chain top

        St. Valentine's Day

        Stage shows

        Strap Armor Skirt

        Stronghold Faire

        Studded Armbands

        Studded Belts

        Studded Bracelets

        Suspenders

        Sword Frogges

        Sword Harness

        Symbols

        Symbols, Medieval

        Telephone me

        Tunics

        Val Day

        Vambraces

        Vendors

        Vessel Care

        Waist Cinchers

        Wallets

        Water Bottle Sling

        Warrior Harness

        Weapon Accessories

        "What is Pilgrim?"

        Wholesale

        Wine Rack

        WMRF

        Women's Clothing

        Wristbands

        Write Me

        Zippo Cases

        Zodiac, signs of the

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Care of your Pitch lined vessels!

 

Rule #1 - Don't leave it in your car!

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Care of your Wax Boiled vessels

    Medieval people had to care for and maintain many of their possessions, which includes his vessels. Only use your vessel to hold cold liquids. Hot liquids will soften them and may cause it to flow. Alcoholic beverages are safe and will not damage the wax.

    DO NOT SQUEEZE YOUR VESSEL! Take care not to crush your vessel! Experience has shown me that the first thing that people do when you hand them your vessel is to squeeze it. Although it is stiff, fracturing and leaks can occur, especially in cooler weather. Minor damage to the mouth and such can usually be repaired or smoothed out with a match or lighter. For mugs you can use a longer fire stick or match.

    Wooden Bottell stoppers: DO NOT FORCE THE STOPPER! Again, experience has shown me that the first thing that people do when you hand them your bottell is to pull the stopper out, and try to force it back in as tight as they can. Use a slight twist when gently removing or replacing the stopper: never force the stopper in place. Being handcrafted, it will not fit perfectly, and you can expect minor wear of the mouth and neck. In warmer temperatures however the wax can become slightly sticky, or the stopper may swell with fluid absorption, so care should be exercised when using the stopper. Hint: keep some fluid in your bottell at all times, as this keeps the bottell temperature down. If your stopper gets stuck in the mouth, try to work it out gently, or wait until cooler temperatures to remove. You can even refrigerate it if needed. Do Not Freeze, as it can become even more brittle, or the frozen contents (if any) can cause damage. The stopper will NOT perfectly seal the bottell, and it will dribble if tipped. Always carry upright.

    DO NOT STICK FOREIGN OBJECTS INTO THE VESSEL. Do not use bottle brushes or sticks or the like inside the vessel. Doing so puts you at the risk of creating a leak.

    Care is used when lining the vessel, but leaks do occur. If leaks are present they are usually found near the stitching. It will not leak so much as to drip out. If you experience serious trouble with your vessel, contact us. Repairing and relining services are available. To wash a vessel, simply rinse it out several times with cold water and leave it upside down to drain. To maintain the outside of the vessel, simply wipe with a damp cloth, and buff when dry to a sheen is all that is required.

 

    Although natural and authentic, your vessel is not FDA approved: drink fluids from the vessel at your own risk. Bear in mind that your ancestors have used similar vessels for centuries.

Care of your pitch lined vessels

Medieval man had to care for and maintain many of his possessions, which includes his vessels. Only use your vessel to hold cold liquids. Hot liquids will soften the pitch and may cause it to flow. Most alcoholic beverages are safe and will not damage the pitch. Iíve been told that apple cider  and some citrus juices are not advised as it has as corrosive effect on the pitch.

DO NOT SQUEEZE YOUR VESSEL! Take care not to crush your vessel! Experience has shown me that the first thing that people do when you hand them your vessel is to squeeze it. Although it is stiff, the pitch lining can be fractured and leaks can occur, especially in cooler weather. Minor damage to the mouth and such can usually be repaired or smoothed out with a match or lighter. For mugs you can use a longer fire stick or match.

Wooden Bottle stoppers: DO NOT FORCE THE STOPPER! Again, experience has shown me that the first thing that people do when you hand them your bottle is to pull the stopper out, and try to force it back in as tight as they can. Use a slight twist when gently removing or replacing the stopper: never force the stopper in place. Being hand-crafted, it will not fit perfectly, and you can damage the pitch lining of the mouth and neck. To help prevent sticking, the shaft of the stopper is treated with a food grade oil. In warmer temperatures however the pitch can become slightly sticky, or the stopper may swell with fluid absorption, so care should be exercised when using the stopper. Hint: keep some fluid in your bottle at all times, as this keeps the bottle temperature down keeping the pitch cooler. If your stopper gets stuck in the pitch, try to work it out gently, or wait until cooler temperatures to remove. You can even refrigerate it if needed. Do Not Freeze, as the pitch can become even more brittle, or the frozen contents (if any) can cause damage. The stopper will NOT perfectly seal the bottle, and it will dribble if tipped. Always carry upright.

DO NOT STICK YOUR FINGER OR OTHER OBJECT INTO THE VESSEL. Especially in warmer climates, the pitch will remain slightly tacky, and foreign objects can stick to and damage it.

Care is used when lining the vessel, but leaks do occur. If leaks are present they are usually found near the stitching, and will appear as a small gradual darkish area. It will not leak so much as to drip out. If you experience serious trouble with your vessel, contact us. Repairing and relining services are available. To wash a vessel, simply rinse it out several times with cold water and leave it upside down to drain. To maintain the outside of the vessel, simply wipe with a damp cloth, and buff when dry to a sheen is all that is required.

Although natural and authentic, the pitch is not FDA approved to my knowledge: drink fluids from the vessel at your own risk. Bear in mind that pine pitch has been used for centuries by your ancestors.

 

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