Covered bottles

Bottles covered with rope and leather.

A given conversation starter at dinner is to serve drinks in beautiful bottles. These bottles are also great to take with you to medieval events and role-playing games.
We have rope-leather-covered bottles in all sizes from 20ml to 2L.
In the menu you can choose between bottles covered with rope, leather or a combination of leather and rope
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If you are going to hang the bottle around your neck, it should be small, max 200ml. In the belt, 500ml and less fit. Larger bottles should be carried over the shoulder. When you see pictures of individual bottles without reference points, they all look the same size. Therefore I enter the data as volume and height, use this to determine how big a bottle is. Weight applies empty bottle. All bottles are supplied with a cork and often a simple rope or leather strap. The accessories in addition to what can be seen in the pictures are also included. Other corks and straps can be found under the menu "Bottles -> Corks and Straps".
I dress bottles with rope and leather.
Dressing things with rope is called "briding" or "wrapping". I did that a lot in the 70s but then stopped for many years. I started again in connection with the fact that we started going to the medieval week in Visby. Then I also started to cover bottles with leather.
The background was that as a "medieval person" you might want to carry a bottle with "something" but it's not ok with an ordinary bottle. The solution then was to have a leather pad, but there are a couple of disadvantages to that. They are sealed with beeswax and often have a shape that makes it difficult to access and wash them. When it gets hot, there is also a risk that the beeswax will soften or even melts and the bottle begins to leak. They also cannot handle hot drinks for the same reason. The solution was to wrap an ordinary bottle in rope or leather. I then also started to mix rope and leather, which gives the best-looking bottles, I think. It should be pointed out, however, that the leather plonta is the only thing that is truly HK (i.e. Historically Correct). Covered bottles become extremely durable. It is usually no problem to drop them in the ground. The only Achilles heel is around the opening where some glass is usually visible so that you can drink from the bottle and so that you don't wet the rope/leather all the time. If the bottle lands on that glass, it breaks. And of course you can be unlucky!
Wrapping can be used to cover anything possible, for example a fender. The advantage is that you get the characteristics of the modern fender but an "old" look. This is covered with 6mm synthetic hemp. Regular hemp would just rot in the wet environment in a few years.
A rope wrapped round fender