8oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask with Screw Down Cap.

8oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask with Screw Down Cap Click to Enlarge

8oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask with Screw Down Cap.

Item Description:
Maxam® stainless steel flasks provide sleek, sturdy containment and transportation for your spirit of choice. Features brushed finish sides with polished finish top and bottom. Limited lifetime warranty. White box.

Specifications:
Brushed Finish on Sides.
Polished Finish on Top & Bottom.
Screw-Down Cap.
Measures 3-3/4" x 5-3/4" x 1".
Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Item #: BDKTFLASK8.
$24.95 $19.95


A Little History About Flasks.



Hip flasks were traditionally made of pewter, silver, or even glass, though most modern flasks are made from stainless steel. Some modern flasks are made of plastic as to avoid detection by metal detectors.

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. 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 drank directly from the flask.

The hip flask began to appear in the form recognized today in the 18th century, initially used by members of the gentry. However, less compact versions had been in production for several centuries. Notably, in the Middle Ages, there are several accounts of gutted fruit being used to store liquor. During the 18th century, women boarding docked British warships would smuggle gin into the ship via makeshift flasks, created from pig's bladders and hidden inside their petticoats. Following the act of prohibition in 1920s America, the state of Indiana banned the sale of cocktail shakers and hip flasks.

Antique hip flasks, particularly those made of silver, are now sought-after collector's items. The hip flask appears frequently in comedy, in part because it allows drinking in inappropriate situations where a bottle would not be found. An example in comedy is Two and a Half Men, where Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) drinks alcohol from a hip flask during a funeral.



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