Leather was used for making light, unbreakable bottles for carrying drink on a journey. Soaked in water, the leather could be shaped around a pattern or ‘former’ and would retain its shape when dry. Costrels were barrel-shaped, and had lugs with holes on either side of the mouth so that they could be carried on a
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Leather flask (Costrel is the old English word for that type of a flask), molded over a wooden form with leather rebars. I used 2-3 oz vegtan leather and reinforced it with molded rebars to make sure it keeps its shape. Waxed inside with beeswax to waterproof. Stamped design. The antique look was achieved by
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