EXTREMELY Rare Whisky Hip Flask Restoration from World War 2 Battle of Bulge

Publicado em 28 Mai 2021
Restoration of an extremely rare World War 2 whisky hip flask found in a barn yard in the battlefields of Bulge. This is a Memorial Day edition to honour the fallen soldiers of World War 2 ❤

About this Whisky hip flask
I have never seen something like this before. It is beyond cool. I have bought it from a family who lives near Bastogne where the actual battle of Bulge took place in 1944. I got this whisky hip flask and a lot of other really cool relics with me home this time including a Medic bag and a Medic helmet (unfortunately the family has already had the helmet restored a few years back). This family has been living in Bastogne for many generations, and I was told that after the battles there was military “garbage” (war relics) left all over the place. You can still go to France, Poland, Germany, Russia, Belgium - yep most of Europe and do some awesome World War 1 and World War 2 founds. There were millions of military items left behind.

The restoration process
I know this is a special one, so I saved it for the US Memorial Day 2021. It was with a mix of respect and fear of not being able to restore this beautiful and rare whisky hip flask that I started this restoration. First, I Cleaned this relic with alcohol and soap and removed the WW2 Combat Medicine badge with blow torch. I was very careful not to melt the pewter and destroy the whisky flask. I soaked the badge in Russian vodka “Rocket fuel”.
I fixed and repaired a big dent in the bottom of the hip flask. For that I used heat and gentle hammer strokes.

I prepared the hip flask for casting by grinding and cleaning the big hole there was in this hip flask and fill it with casting sand. I filled the hole in the flask with pewter and after that I hand grinded it back to as good as it gets. I did a quick polish and attached the World War 2 Combat Medicine badge again and filled the hip flask with the VAT. 69 whisky which some of the soldiers used to drink in 1944.

I really liked this restoration and I hope that you enjoy this video. Please subscribe if you want to see more cool upcoming projects 🙂 And DON’T FORGET TO SEE my EXTREMELY RARE WW2 D-DAY LIGHTER RESTORATION - brdown.net/top/gIimn4-0o6OobpM/video
Thanks for watching my channel. See you soon.

Best wishes and stay safe ❤ Martin
Music: From BRdown free audio library. And from paid licence at EnvatoElements.


  • In this video I do a restoration of a very cool WW2 whisky hip flask - Please let me know what you think! This is a Memorial Day edition to honour the fallen soldiers of World War 2 ❤ The men who sacrificed their life for my freedom ❤ And DON’T FORGET TO SEE MY RARE WW2 PICKAXE RESTORATION - brdown.net/top/m5zbo9impoKsl6Q/video Best wishes and stay safe ❤ Martin

  • Canteen

  • Qual e o curso q vc fez para fazer isso

  • Public Comment

  • Ha sido un INCREÍBLE TRABAJO, sin duda es de reconocerse, un abrazo, suerte.

  • yall if u turn on captions it says what he is saying but it has no talkin wtf

  • Curious what you do with these military restorations. Do you reach out to the families to give them the restored material?

  • So much beer! I like it

  • Why you put salt and lemon to your objects to make them rusty and damaged. ?

  • At this point, you must have a relic from the entire 20th century. I have seen some of your videos and damn dude, some things you restore are like a 100-year-old. I am guessing you have made a vintage collection by restoring all this stuff.

    • Thanks for watching and for your kind words I really appreciate it 👍😉

  • 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Great Job....Loved the Vid

  • Caduceus sign for medics

  • and a medical symbol

  • Specifically it would be a US Army combat medic badge.

  • Amazing

  • 11:53 mood😥

  • That emblem looks like a cmb (combat medic badge) it's given to army medics who perform their duties in combat

  • This guy has to have the cleanest house anybody's seen

  • I love how the video is calm and especially how there’s no music.

  • Removing the whole patina might make it shine, but also removes all the value added by time.

  • Medic

  • The staff with snakes is called a 'caduceus'. Traditionally, one snake represents veterinary medicine and two snakes is for human medicine:)👍 Since this one has a cross with wings, it would make sense if the previous owner was an airborne medic.

  • At first I read the title as “Extremely hip whiskey flask.” It is, indeed, a “hip” flask!

  • Надо ещё видео👍👍👍👍👍

  • In battle, they fall, A salute to them all, A drink will do well, To escape from this hell, Now that is worth a drink to the last drop

  • au combat ils tombent, un salut à tous, un verre fera du bien, pour s'échapper de cet enfer

  • Cara cai de paraquedas aqui é fiquei admirada pelo belíssimo trabalho q você fez! Parabéns,já me inscrevi no canal.um forte abraço/Brasil

  • This is such a cool channel! I feel really lucky to have come across these videos. I can’t wait to go through them all ( also … not to sound cliché but… How satisfying is this?!?! ) LOL ! And usually these videos are boring, like cleaning off cars… Who wants to watch that? LOL I do that every week on my own car and just love it… I just love it… LOL. But these are awesome. I love seeing what’s underneath all that rust, it’s like antique roadshow but 10 times more exciting

    • thank you so much Mason for your kind words I really appreciate it :)

  • The simbol is maked of copper

  • as a medic i would buy this a 100%. I would fill it up with Macallan.

    • @Awesome Restorations it’s such a cool and special object that I wouldn’t blame you for keeping it to yourself, much love and keep up the good work, you create greatness

    • If I was selling it I would sell it to you. But I've decided to keep it myself :)

  • You are so cool. I watch all your videos. They are so calming to watch.

  • O cara que traduziu pro português tem um pequeno problema com sincronia

  • must have had some powerful rocket fuel in there to blow a hole that size in it...

  • These videos are so peaceful.

  • Дружище лучше реставрировать зажигалки,это у тебя прекрасно получается ,фляга что-то неудачно вышло

  • tremendo trabajo, hubiera sido mejor un chivas jejeje

  • “I need to be careful with this war relic” proceeds too scrub harder…

  • olha o buraco ali

  • 11:04 I like how there is an owl just chilling behind the workbench. like dont mind me!

  • Entire fridge full of heineken in the background... now THATS a sponsor lol

  • How did you clean/sterilize inside the flask? Please dont kill me commenters, im just curious, lol.

  • Speechless ❤️Love From India 🌹

  • Well done! AND, thank you for YOUR service, Airborne

  • This was incredible! Truly fantastic 👏 Well done, my friend

  • Its a U.S. Army Combat Medic Badge

  • Excellent job

  • Amazing restoration. But I am also loving that beer fridge lol! Are you sponsered by Heineken?

  • Perfect work! Special respect for Russian fuel! Greeting from Russia!

  • Ancient Greek from ASCLEPIUS.Medical symbol

  • 凄く良い

  • I know that I have seen this video before but he does such a good job it is definitely worth a second look. Thanks, 👍👍😁😁🇺🇸

  • 0:23 That is a caduceus, a medical symbol.

  • Admiro muito teu amor e carinho com as peças! 🤍 Todas tem uma história gigantesca ... Levam memórias .

  • Where do you get the bottles from?

  • the rocket fuel is labeled water in russia

  • yeah une gourde d'infirmier

  • Cool!

  • Очень здорово, привет из России!

  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👌👌👌

  • Хорошо, что появился перевод.

  • Combat Medic

  • This is one of the best restorations I’ve seen this year. Like he said… a masterpiece… the production, videography, effects, subtle subscribe messages, clearness of the sounds, perfection my man. Perfection.

  • The caduceus The greek symbol for medicine

  • This is so cool. My Dad was a Medic during World War II and he was in the Battle of the Bulge. He lived on the Medical Train. He didn't talk about the war much unless you asked specific questions. I remember him talking about pulling the half frozen wounded out of the Fox Holes in Belgium. Kids don't know how lucky they have it these days.

    • Thanks Robert for your comment I really appreciate it. I understand why he didn't talk much about it - it must have been an awful period

  • The emblem on the flask is the Swiss physician emblem that is on the flask.

  • BRAVO!!!!!

  • That my friend is a military medical badge! Awesome work mate!!

  • Wow 🤩

  • Tu prends vraiment les gens pour des cons...

  • maquina

  • Technically from a collective standpoint isn’t he destroying the value of these things

  • Отдельное спасибо за перевод на русский 😀👍

  • Beautiful work.

  • Cros of Flamel ??

  • Dude, you have got wicked talent. Thank you for the reverence you show, and the care you take in restoring these treasures.

  • Does your wife know what you are using her Pyrex baking dish for? LOL!

  • Do you have a business? I would love to send something to restore?

  • The “Russian rocket fuel “ got me laughing as a russian

  • You are a genius!!!

  • Vart köper du Vat 69?

  • Non capisco perché le decorazioni in ottone le mette nei liquori , forse perche ‘ hanno il 40 per cento alcool ?

  • Queria saber aonde ele.encotra essa coisa tão antigas ?

  • You are The Best.....😉👍👏💖😊

  • wow. Brilliant way to repair that massive ?Shrapnel? hole.

  • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🔥👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  • Hello, Realy superb work on this flask ! Thank you for this sharing. See you soon (France)

  • Another great restoration. Job well done. Amazing.


    • Thanks Carrie - Glad that you are seeing several of my videos in a row ;-) cheers🍻

  • Vat 69 dude from The Pacific is looking for it

  • Phenomenal!

  • That’s the rocket fuel The Russians use to go to the moon, 😂 I love Russians

  • Congratulation from France ! Its so satisfying to watch !! Your job is amazing !

  • excelente!! Me quedé con la intriga de la explicación del proceso para reparar la botella con metal fundido... gracias!!


  • Cool

  • that is a divisional symbol of the Army Medical Corps sir. The medic + sign probably indicates triage and first aid meaning they were Red Cross. Meaning they were a first responder in the field as opposed to an S meaning specialist, N meaning nurse, a V meaning veterinarian, or an A signifying a medical equipment technician.

  • Looking brilliant Martin 👍

  • ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL JOB.!!!!!!. keep up the great work ,i really enjoy watching the videos you do. YOU ARE AWESOME!

  • I had a cheers drink with you while watching ! Watching skilled and caring handing to bring these pieces of time back to life are almost as satisfying as it is for you to do them . Thank you !