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Personalised Hip Flasks

Discover Beautifully Finished Engraved Hip Flasks From Engravers Guild

Exquisite Presentation

Engravers Guild is committed to delivering the finest gift experience.

Each personalised hip flask is presented in a signature black Engravers Guild gift box, wrapped in custom tissue paper and with a bespoke gift card containing a personal message.

Having sealed the gift box in a cellophane protective layer, the engraved hip flask is then packed into an Engravers Guild transit box for delivery. The whole package, once received, provides a touch of theatre in the opening of it, culminating with the untying of the white bow.

Precision Engraving

Engravers Guild of London is committed to delivering the best quality engraving.

All of our personalised hip flasks are finished with diamond tipped machine cutters, infilling the whole of the inscription and not just the outline.

The process works by the cutter passing over the surface of the metal dozens of times to create a deep and last impression in the custom hip flasks.

Personalised And Engraved Hip Flasks

Engravers Guild of London is pleased to present this collection of personalised hip flasks for him. Each customised item has been individually selected for its quality and finish, as well as the design to showcase the personalised element. Choose from a range of styles including: stainless steel, pewter, leather and black matt.

We are able to engrave all types of design and artwork, and commonly engrave family crests, logos and bespoke artwork. For custom orders, do get in touch via our CONTACTS page, and a member of our team will be in touch right away. They will usually be able to create a preview image of how your hip flask will look and guide you through the simple process. A small fee for set-up is charged, guaranteeing the finest quality engraving and customer service.

Stainless Steel And Pewter

Our stainless steel options are made of an alloy that resists corrosion, rust and stains, making it easy to clean, anti tarnish and able to retain its high polish for many years. The most common type of hip flasks today, stainless steel is the default choice for many when buying an engraved gift.

Engravers Guild of London is a proud partner of the English Pewter Company, manufacturers of fine metalware made in Sheffield, England. A malleable material that dates back to the Bronze Age, pewter is noted for its distinctive patina that becomes more unique over time. Considered the “third” precious metal (after gold and silver), today pewter hip flasks are highly prized and are perfect for presentation items. All items from the English Pewter Co are lead free and delivered in their signature packaging.

Engraving Your Bespoke Hip Flask

Each bespoke item from Engravers Guild of London is engraved to the highest standards. Using proprietary technology and traditional techniques, the personalised element of each hip flask can be previewed online before purchase, before being then set by one of our skilful engravers on to the piece.

We use diamond tipped machine cutters on all our engraved whiskey flasks to produce a crisp and solid impression. Unlike many engravers, we take the time to cut out the full area of the letters – not just the outline – to ensure a premium finish that is as robust as the personalised gift itself. For bespoke artwork, we often spend up to eight minutes engraving each flask – while this takes much longer than laser engraving (typically taking 2-3 seconds to engrave the full face of a hip flask), we believe that the end result is far superior and helps to create an item that will be cherished for very many years to come.

Brief History Of The Flask

While most commonly bought today for gifting, the custom hip flask has fulfilled many purposes since its origins in Palaeolithic times. Taking its name from Latin ‘flasco’ (container), it would have first assumed the form of an animal bladder that sealed to hold water, which were later mass-produced for medieval pilgrims.

However, it was not until the 18th century that alcohol was more commonly carried. The combination of an improved distillation process – which meant alcohol kept longer without spoiling – and the advent of pockets in men’s fashion made it de rigueur to have a tipple concealed about his person.

The zenith for hip flasks with personalised design, though, came in the early 20th century, when alcohol was restricted in many western countries. Prohibition in the United States did nothing to dampen the country’s thirst for liquor and spirits, and heralded an explosion in the design of individual drinking vessels.

Engraved hip flasks for weddings are often a main driver of demand today. They make a neat token of appreciation from the groom to his best man, groomsmen and ushers, not to mention the father of the groom and father of the bride. Other occasions to commemorate the day with a personalised hip flask include christenings, graduations and birthdays.