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How To Look After & Store Your Hip Flasks

How To Look After & Store Your Hip Flasks

How to clean & store your hip flasks - Stainless-Steel-Cushion-Hip-FlasksHip flasks are a wonderful thing to have in our life – and this is exactly why we want help you keep them for as long as possible by advising how to look after and store your hip flasks. Many people have hip flasks in this day and age. Mostly due to the fact that they make for very popular gifts. Birthday’s, weddings and thank you’s are a great excuse to buy someone you like a liquor flask.

Lots of us have hip flasks but, how many of know how to look after them. I know certainly from experience in my younger years, that they are not well cared for. Thrown in a drawer with little regard until next time.

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Things you shouldn’t do while using a Hip Flask

Things you shouldn’t do while using a Hip Flask

So it would seem that some people think that having a hip flask means you can just carry on as normal or, in some cases become super human – no sirree and so, we thought that we should advise you some of the things you shouldn’t do while using a Hip Flask.   It’s funny how when people drink alcohol they think that they are not just invincible but entitled to do many things that they might not normally get away with.

Lets start by saying that having a hip flask hidden away in your jacket pocket doesn’t mean that you are invisible to the law. The little accessory that you pop into your pocket is not a get out of jail free card. In some cases it is more likely to land you there…

Here are just a few little things that we would advise against when you have had a day out with your friendly hip flasks;

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Buying a new Hip Flask

So you are buying a new hip flask…..

Buying a new Hip FlaskThere are a few thing to take into consideration when it comes to buying your new tool in the fight against sobriety, the first question is regrading whether the new hip flask is for you or a gift for someone else.

The reason we ask this first as deciding the type of flask really depends on what it is going to be used for.  If you are purchasing this hip flask for yourself then I’m sure you have a idea in mind of the kind of flask that you would really like to own, whereas if you are purchasing for someone else then you don’t have the luxury of knowing what the recipient is after.  If you know the person really well then you will be sure to pick the perfect flask for them, however as often is the case this type of gift is purchased as a retirement gift, birthday present or wedding favours and although you might know the intended recipient you might not know what they like in a flask. Continue reading Buying a new Hip Flask

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Where to buy Flask Funnel

Where to buy Flask Funnel

So you’ve been given a nice new hip flask and your thinking Where to buy Flask Funnel? Its a common story,  you’ve either lost the funnel or one was not included in the gift bFlask Funnelox, no need to worry.We know that trying to master the art of pouring your precious liquid straight from the bottle, into the tiny hole in the neck of your flask is something of a challenge and most of the time results in lost liquor.

Better to just buy a flask funnel and have done with it.  Here are our current selections on stock now.
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Hip Flask – Why do I need one?

Hip Flask – Why do I need one?

A Hip flask is an essential bit of kit when it comes to some of life’s events.4oz-Two-Thirds-Hammered-Pewter-Hip-Flask-with-Captive-Top
If the thought of making it through another long wedding ceremony (we should say at this point ‘not your own’), or the thought or watching a child you barely know get christened (also now known as naming ceremonies for the non religious) then a hip flask should probably be on your list of things to carry with you.
There is nothing better than having a wee swig when you’re sitting at the top of a mountain ready to throw yourself down it on your chosen method, a bit of Dutch courage to get you ready for the downward journey really helps and is a great reward for having the balls to fling yourself down the side of a mountain at 50mph on nothing more than a plank of wood.
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Uses of Pewter

Pewter Tea SetPewter has been in use in Britain for many years and its use can be traced back to Roman times, there is however evidence to show that pewter was in use in Egypt around 1400 B.C as a flask was recovered at Abydos that dated back to this time.

This wonderful alloy is mainly made from tin and a small amount of copper as well as other metals.  Antimony is usually the next used metal as it helps harden and make the finished pewter more durable and was the metal that replaced lead when it was removed from the mix.

Pewter is a lot cheaper than silver and so is often used to replace silver, the fashion of using pewter to replace silver was used as a status symbol among wealthy merchants in the 13th century, this lasted up until around the 17th century when pewter fell out of fashion as lighter materials were being produced.
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Where to carry your Hip Flask – another look at a good question

So ‘where should you carry your hip flask?’ is a great question and one that is often asked.

To start with if you decided to give your flask to your loved one to carry in her handbag then I would strongly suggest you make sure your flask is protected with a case, pewter in particular scratches easily as it is a soft metal, I have made the mistake of passing my pewter flask off to my wife who placed the flask in her handbag with her car keys, the flask ended up with some quite interesting and artist scratches.  I learnt the hard way so others won’t have to, our pewter flasks do come in a pouch but better to avoid car keys to start with and carry the flask yourself.
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Who are The Worshipful Company of Pewterers?

Worshipful Company of Pewterers

Within the lovely City of London The Worshipful Company of Pewterers are one of the oldest livery companies around. A livery company? To cut a long story short, a livery company is a company that dates back to medieval times and what was part of a guild. Their guild responsibilities would include those such as regulating the trade and regulating and setting wages for employees and even looking after the labouring conditions.  A livery company such as The Worshipful Company of Pewterers are predominantly a charitable and or social company and almost all start with The Worshipful Company of followed then by their profession, craft or trade.

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What is The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen?

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Founded in 1970 The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen (ABPC) was formed with the aim of supporting and advancing the pewter industry here within the UK.  British pewter although once very popular had fallen out of favor perhaps due to the quantity of lead that was being used within the mixture.  The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen was formed to turn this around and was made up of manufacturers, metal suppliers and the Worshipful Company of Pewterers who’s earliest recorded date established was 1348, although it is thought they were active before this time.
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