Leather bottels were commonly used for centuries. “Bottel” is one of the historically correct ways of spelling the item.

My bottels are made from 8 to 9 ounce leather, hand stitched, soaked in water and shaped. I then boil them in pure beeswax. After hardening the bottels are lined with a combination of beeswax and pine pitch. Each bottel will have a somewhat unique shape due to the natural variations in the way the leather stretches. These bottels should not be used for hot liquids.

Select a bottel image to view details of the bottel.

I try to keep a few bottels in stock, but if I need to make one when ordered it may take up to six weeks to complete. Email me for availability.

Warning: The beeswax and pitch lining will soften during hot weather and may become brittle during cold weather. Pitch is not FDA approved so use the bottels at your own risk.

Leatherwork By William
P.O. Box 373
West Point, VA 23181-0373