6oz Personalised Pewter Hip Flask
Hip flasks can vary in shape, although they are usually contoured to match the curve of the wearer’s hip or thigh for comfort and discretion, known as a kidney flask. Some flasks have “captive tops” which is a small arm that attaches the top to the flask in order to stop it from getting lost when it is taken off.
The hip flask is popular as a commemorative item, often being engraved. The Modern Drunkard Magazine describes the engraved flask as the best present one can give. The engravings may be a short quote, the recipient’s initials, toasts, dates of memorable occasions, or signs of friendship.
A hip flask is most commonly purchased empty and then filled by the owner. However, the term “flask” also applies to smallest bottle sizes of alcohol in commercial markets. Some flasks come with small cups to make sharing easier, although generally liquid is drunk directly from the flask.