Silver Cartridge Hip Flask. Hand made in England this sterling silver cartridge style hip flask has a bayonet fitted top. Its size and shape are suited to a handbag or trouser pocket. The hip flask began to appear in the form recognised today in the 18th century, initially used by members of the gentry. In the middle ages, there are several accounts of gutted fruit being used to store liquor. The hip flask has been described as the best gift one can give "and it better have something in it." 4oz capacity.4½” 11cm Height.130gr weight. Presentation boxed.