This be the most amazing drinking vessel made fer the brotherhood. This Limited Edition cup be made of 16.5 pounds of pewter n' be the size of a real human skull! Arrrr pewter contains a high silver content and is lead free.
When Blackbeard was killed and beheaded, his body was thrown overboard. According to legend, the headless body swam circles around the ship where Maynard hung Blackbeard’s head. The head was put on a pole outside Hampton, Virginia as a warning to others against piracy. From there, the head disappears from the official record.
Lore of the Carolina-Virginia area says that pirates stole Blackbeard’s skull and made it into a drinking cup. In some accounts, the vessel is covered in silver and engraved with the words “Deth to Spotswoode.”
There be a legend that Black Beards skull be used as a drinking vessel as part of an initiation rite for secret pirate societies on the island of Ocracoke. The voodoo ritual would include consuming a mixture of rum, gunpowder, soil from a freshly dug grave, n' the human blood of yar enemy killed in battle.
Includes a certificate of un-authenticity, arrrrgh!
Height: 8 Inch x 6 inches wide
Weight: 16 lbs 8 oz
Capacity: 18 oz
Everybody wants to know why in the world this treasure costs so much! We have spent many dozens of hours hand sculpting many versions of this to get the casting correct as it takes more than one pour to get it right. It uses a ton of high silver content pewter, enough to make 15 average cups, and then 5 hours of finish work on each one. We are only making about 8 to 12 of them, depending on how long the mold holds out. It be so heavy that you have to use two hand to drink from it.
We be planning a special initiation rite fer the Secret Black Beard Society that will require the drinking of a unique brew out of the Black Beard Skull Drinking Chalice. It will be an experience not to be forgotten. We will be holding this rite at the following Black Beard Festivals: Beaufort Pirate Invasion and Blackbeard Tricentennial.