A classic drinking vessel, our range of pewter tankards has something to suit everyone. Engraving for that personal touch is available and all tankards are delivered free of charge in the UK.
A tankard is a form of drinkware consisting of a large, roughly cylindrical, drinking cup with a single handle. Tankards are usually made of silver, pewter, or glass. The word 'tankard' originally meant any wooden vessel (13th century) and later came to mean a drinking vessel. The earliest tankards were made of wooden staves, similar to a barrel. Tankards featuring glass bottoms are also fairly common.The legend is that the glass bottomed tankard was developed as a way of refusing the King's shilling, i.e. conscription into the British army or navy. The drinker could see the coin in the bottom of the glass and refuse the drink, thereby avoiding conscription. In a bar fight, the first punch was thrown while the recipient had the tankard raised to his mouth; another legend has it that the glass bottom was implemented so as to see the attack coming. Modern metal tankards are often engraved with a design or emblem, and can be used to celebrate or commemorate a special occasion.
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