Truthfully, a flask isn’t about discretion. A flask is subtle, but it’s an assertion nonetheless that there’s nothing salacious or vulgar about a few sips of drink. Take out a flask and everyone knows what’s in there, but it also says that you take alcohol seriously, as something meant to be enjoyed and passed around.
These flasks are made in the traditional steel-producing city of Sheffield, England. Arthur Richard Wentworth, a pewtersmith, founded the company in 1949. Because pewter is part of Sheffield’s steel-making heritage, these flasks are stamped with seals of authenticity and association: the coat of arms of Sheffield, minimum tin content (92%), the Pewter Craftsmen trade guild stamp, and Wentworth’s initials.
The Wentworth flask is compact enough to fit in a coat pocket or a handbag, but the curved shape makes it nicely suited for the breast pocket of a sport coat. Looks especially dapper in the hands of a groomsman. The flask comes in two sizes: 4 or 6 ounces.