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Medieval Hawking Bag

$ 75.00

The Medieval Hawking Bag is a historically accurate decorated belt pouch or purse to use Historical reenactment, middle ages costumes, Renaissance fair, SCA event, LARP, or noble huntsman cosplay. Ideal for Landsknecht's!

Product Details:

  • Made with Top Grain Deer Tanned Cowhide Leather.
  • Comes in Black and Gold (gold shades may vary).
  • The black bag has gold baglets, the Gold bag has black baglets. 
  • Historical buckle, remove pouch without taking off your belt.
  • No visible Machine stitching.
  • Hand laced leather topstitch.
  • 4 compartments for your items.
  • A smartphone of any size will easily fit.

Measurements:  Medieval Hawking Bag uses a 4-inch ring to shape the mouth, has a period buckled belt loop for easy removal that also accommodates a 4-inch belt, is 12 inches high and 11.5 inches wide at the bottom (not including belt loop) and has leather cord closure.  This is a very big bag!

Historical Accuracy:  Directly from the Luttrell Psalter (British Library, Additional Manuscript 42130), the medieval hawking bag is often seen pictured in hunting scenes of the 12th through 15th centuries.  The hawking bag is also referred to as a gilperie or satchel. The huntsman's bag has a 5-inch metal ring sewn into the mouth to accommodate small game the baglets used for tasty bits for the bird of prey and other sundry items. This historical hunting bag or pouch is often shown in medieval hunting scenes worn by Huntsman of the middle ages with tassels or other adornments from the bottom corners.  It became very fashionable to wear the pouch when not hunting.

 The buckle is from Museum of London's Dress Accessories - Medieval Finds From Excavations in London is classified as a double oval and is cast of brass. The three pouchlets on the front are shown in numerous illuminations.  The period closure is easy to use and very secure.

Made to order.  Wait times vary.

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