The hip flask was traditionally made of pewter, silver, or even glass, though most modern flasks are made from stainless steel. Some modern flasks are made of plastic so as to avoid detection by metal detectors. The Hip flask can vary in shape, although they are usually contoured to match the curve of the wearer's hip or thigh, for comfort and discretion. Some flasks have "captive tops" which is a small arm which attaches the top to the flask to stop it from getting lost when it's taken off. A hip flask is most commonly purchased, 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.
The origins of the hip flask date back to medieval times when the pilgrim bottle was associated with the religious pilgrimages' to the holy land. Usually made from leather or glass very much is like todays hip flask they were flat on one side, rounded on the other and usually fitted with a ring at the base of the neck so a chain or leather chain or string could be threaded through and worn around the body or hung from a saddle. Around 1800 hip flasks were made from solid silver combined sometimes with glass, showing the level of liquid remaining. A Screw on cap which could be used as a little "nip" (measurement) glass. today many hip flasks are made from stainless steel making the flask a much more affordable gift. Usually sold with a funnel to prevent any spillages of the "amber nectar". A very popular 18th, 21st birthday gift or as thank you token to members of a wedding party the hip flask is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Browse Links To Scotland range where you will find the perfect sporrans sock or hip flask to suit your needs. We also have a beautiful selection of ladies hip flask too.
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