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

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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 - bgsun.info/pack/video/ho19oV-Bp9Omb2c
Thanks for watching my channel. See you soon.

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

Коментари

  1. Awesome Restorations
    Awesome Restorations
    преди 4 месеца

    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 - bgsun.info/pack/video/oaGypahzqrKqmHg Best wishes and stay safe ❤ Martin

    1. Joe Taverna
      Joe Taverna
      преди 21 час

      It's a flask

    2. Joe Taverna
      Joe Taverna
      преди 21 час

      I'm walking ú

    3. Joe Taverna
      Joe Taverna
      преди 21 час

      It's a flask

    4. Gabriel Villalba
      Gabriel Villalba
      преди 3 дни

      .

    5. Gabriel Villalba
      Gabriel Villalba
      преди 3 дни

      .

  2. B3ast W4lk
    B3ast W4lk
    преди 16 минути

    Beautiful!

  3. Артем Артем
    Артем Артем
    преди 29 минути

    Это больше лайка

  4. Tuvshinbaatar Munkhjargal
    Tuvshinbaatar Munkhjargal
    преди 6 часа

    It says in battle they fall a salute to them all a drink will do well to escape from this hell

  5. Fauji Ponsel
    Fauji Ponsel
    преди 7 часа

    mantap

  6. Todoroki Shoto
    Todoroki Shoto
    преди 9 часа

    Saludos desde Costa Rica eres un grande ❤️🇨🇷Your work is incredible

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 8 часа

      many thanks :)

  7. edstar83
    edstar83
    преди 11 часа

    You sure its from WWII? looks like its from 4000BC.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 8 часа

      he he, yes I am pretty sure :)

  8. Lázaro Zamenhof
    Lázaro Zamenhof
    преди 15 часа

    Mi pensis ke estis pli antikva ankoraŭ, mi pensis ke estis el la epoko el la piratoj!!!

  9. Luis Fernando Hernancdez Cambron
    Luis Fernando Hernancdez Cambron
    преди 17 часа

    Nice reference to Band of brothers ❤

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 7 часа

      glad you liked that :)

  10. Александр Витт
    Александр Витт
    преди 20 часа

    А что там написано ?

  11. Cris M
    Cris M
    преди 20 часа

    Amazing. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 7 часа

      Glad you like it!

  12. David Garner
    David Garner
    преди 21 час

    So is there still a rubber mat in the bottom of it?

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 18 часа

      Ha ha... Noooo 😅😉👌

  13. David Garner
    David Garner
    преди 21 час

    I also clean things with wine and mouthwash.

  14. Grargle Jobber
    Grargle Jobber
    преди 21 час

    That symbol is called a caduceus. To make a long story short, it has become synonymous with healers, but its origin is really neat if you ever have the time.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 7 часа

      thanks for info

  15. Ernest Zaslavsky
    Ernest Zaslavsky
    преди 22 часа

    Always said Russian vodka is only good for oven cleaning. Apparently, I was right!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 7 часа

      it's also good drinking ;)

  16. vinicius antonio cavalari
    vinicius antonio cavalari
    преди 22 часа

    Where os the list of the material tou used? Fantastic workbench!

  17. Jake Muller
    Jake Muller
    преди ден

    Where did you get that flask of vat 69 red? 😱🤩

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 22 часа

      I bought it in an swedish shop :)

  18. Nate Nasty
    Nate Nasty
    преди ден

    ..Hell's Angles flask..

  19. stefaninselaffe
    stefaninselaffe
    преди ден

    Sehr schön und stimmungsvoll gemacht - wie immer eine Augenweide, bravo!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 22 часа

      vielen danke :)

  20. Ben Franklin
    Ben Franklin
    преди ден

    props on the red Stolichnaya my favorite vodka.

  21. Ben Franklin
    Ben Franklin
    преди ден

    there's no such thing as too hot of a pewter ;) lmao

  22. Stuart Tree
    Stuart Tree
    преди ден

    Fine work. RIP to the warrior that first held this flask.

  23. Luigi Lo Prejato
    Luigi Lo Prejato
    преди ден

    This is the symbol of medicine

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 22 часа

      thanks for info :)

  24. Movie Nerd
    Movie Nerd
    преди ден

    Doesn't old pewter contain lead?

    1. Movie Nerd
      Movie Nerd
      преди 10 часа

      @Awesome Restorations Besides the health risk it looks like a museum piece. 👍

    2. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 22 часа

      yes it can, I don't drink from this flask ;)

  25. GhostRider 141VN
    GhostRider 141VN
    преди ден

    VIET NAM DAKRONG ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  26. Igor Chichkin
    Igor Chichkin
    преди ден

    WoW 🤩

  27. David Young
    David Young
    преди ден

    Wow..thankx for sharing what a master! Beautiful!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      many thanks

  28. SET Arjun Jason
    SET Arjun Jason
    преди ден

    Yeah, if it's dangerous to be kept by you, I can take over to safekeep and use it later days, yeah use it. Vijayaveeran rajandren :-)....aj166.

  29. SET Arjun Jason
    SET Arjun Jason
    преди ден

    Grail?

  30. Joe Brown
    Joe Brown
    преди ден

    Fabulous work on a piece of history.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      many thanks

  31. Princezz Puffypants
    Princezz Puffypants
    преди ден

    That was nerve racking... Beautiful work. "real men use rubber protection" convinced me to subscribe.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      Awesome! Thank you!

  32. Rinus de Boer
    Rinus de Boer
    преди ден

    Respect!

  33. Rinus de Boer
    Rinus de Boer
    преди ден

    The symbol on the side of the flask represent the arm of the doctors , Asklepias google on it!. a scepter with a winding snake . ( Greece mythology )

  34. Sonia
    Sonia
    преди ден

    Love your work!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      thank you Sonia :)

  35. Лёлик Болик
    Лёлик Болик
    преди ден

    Особо порадовало Русское ракетное топливо 😄😄😄, заценил.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      🚀🚀

  36. Sonny Martin
    Sonny Martin
    преди ден

    Another Beautiful job. Not only do you show us your skills, you give us History lessons as well. Thank you!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      thank you so much I really appreciate it :)

  37. Uncle-Beej
    Uncle-Beej
    преди ден

    another awesome video, but l got to ask where did you get those glass bottles that fit together like that, thanks in advance

    1. Uncle-Beej
      Uncle-Beej
      преди ден

      @Awesome Restorations very cool, and thanks for the response its much appreciated cause l was able to find them.. my wife is going to be so happy to have them.. Tack så mycket

    2. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      thanks so much. I bought the bottles in my local supermarket here in Sweden :)

  38. N C
    N C
    преди ден

    Symbol for Physician

  39. LEE SHICHI
    LEE SHICHI
    преди ден

    162K👍=9......... 👀V'§ ❤

  40. M&S Studio
    M&S Studio
    преди ден

    Socorrista. pertencia a pessoas que tratavam dos feridos

  41. Dastan Israeli
    Dastan Israeli
    преди ден

    Will you sell it to me I really love to have that 🧡🙌

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди ден

      no sorry I don't :)

  42. Моро
    Моро
    преди 2 дни

    Посудину по больше найти не мог

  43. terry myers
    terry myers
    преди 2 дни

    world war 2 combat medic symbol

  44. David Edgar
    David Edgar
    преди 2 дни

    The symbol is the Caduceus.

  45. mike A
    mike A
    преди 2 дни

    The symbols is a caduceus which is often associated with the medical profession. Although the actual symbol for this is the Rod of Asclepius which is one snake around a staff with no wings.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      thanks for info :)

  46. Google account
    Google account
    преди 2 дни

    in battle they fall a salute to them all a drink will do well to escape from this hell в бою они падают салют им всем выпить будет хорошо сбежать из этого ада

  47. Michael Woods
    Michael Woods
    преди 2 дни

    You should be wearing some kind of protective apron

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      I am careful

  48. Michael Woods
    Michael Woods
    преди 2 дни

    It's a flask for Medical Doctor

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      yes it is

  49. Greg McB
    Greg McB
    преди 2 дни

    Was it a tin flask?

  50. Andrew Steven
    Andrew Steven
    преди 2 дни

    Thats the Army Combat Medical Badge

  51. Cfunk booya
    Cfunk booya
    преди 2 дни

    Im 34 and fortunate enough to have had a grandfather that was born in 1921 and who served in ww2 as a matter of fact he landed on Omaha beach. He told me once and only once about what his trip from the water to the trenches was like the description he gave was the ocean was no longer water it turned to blood and men to mush it was HELL on earth.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      No doubt it was hell on earth and i understand why he doesn't wanna talk about it, I don't think you really understand unless you were there

  52. Rob Giordano
    Rob Giordano
    преди 2 дни

    Nice job! My uncle was a medic at the bulge.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      thanks a lot glad you liked it. Your uncle was a hero :)

  53. Carlos Cepeda
    Carlos Cepeda
    преди 2 дни

    That seems to be a whisky flask of a medical officer. By the use of the caduceus with the added cross. Beautiful piece.

    1. Carlos Cepeda
      Carlos Cepeda
      преди 2 дни

      @Awesome Restorations Yes, I enjoyed the video.

    2. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      thanks glad you liked it :)

  54. Chandra Sekhar
    Chandra Sekhar
    преди 2 дни

    Just Subscribed. I liked both. Your Craftsmanship & Sense of humor Balanced well in this video. Amazing !!!

    1. Chandra Sekhar
      Chandra Sekhar
      преди 2 дни

      @Awesome Restorations You are welcome... 🙏

    2. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      Thank you very much!

  55. Bajek2211x
    Bajek2211x
    преди 2 дни

    Great thanks from Belgium ! I m a steelworker too and it's very pleasant to see your very fine work !

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      Thank you very much!

  56. CAIO TEIXEIRA
    CAIO TEIXEIRA
    преди 2 дни

    Whisky😉

  57. Sheriff Bart
    Sheriff Bart
    преди 2 дни

    Did that have the owner's name on the bottom? You should look and see if you can dig up any info on him. I know you are not obligated to, but might be cool to see if any descendants would be appreciative of that flask? NICE WORK!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      No the owners name was not written in this :) glad you liked it

  58. Paul Doherty
    Paul Doherty
    преди 3 дни

    Looks like a Sheffield steel flask with army medical corps insignia????

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 2 дни

      yes think so too

  59. K O
    K O
    преди 3 дни

    貴方のビデオシリーズは最高!! I love your films!!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      thank you so much :)

  60. Eddie spagetti
    Eddie spagetti
    преди 3 дни

    Those wings and snake are German. Lighter made in England and badge of German ??

  61. Charles Dillon
    Charles Dillon
    преди 3 дни

    My grandfather was there. In my early teens I asked him what it was like. He looked away , shook his head and just said in his thick West Virginia accent, "was hell. It was pure hell, boy". Thank you for restoring this bit of history.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      I can only imagine what hell it must have been. Don't think we who never were there can understand.

  62. Bee Lucas-Buckley
    Bee Lucas-Buckley
    преди 3 дни

    It's a caduceus (medical)

  63. vladimir dosljak
    vladimir dosljak
    преди 3 дни

    "I need to be very careful with this war relic" *scrubs aggressively*

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      Yes with a plastic brush 😉 🖌️

  64. Joey Murman
    Joey Murman
    преди 3 дни

    Nice..!! Subscribed!!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      Thanks for the sub!

  65. あきぼんチャンネル
    あきぼんチャンネル
    преди 3 дни

    またもや凄すぎる!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      thank you so much :)

  66. Brian
    Brian
    преди 4 дни

    probably a flask from a front line medic/chaplin

  67. Истина Одна
    Истина Одна
    преди 4 дни

    Круто! Спасибо!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      thanks

  68. Daniel McGraw
    Daniel McGraw
    преди 4 дни

    That's a medical insignia, I think it's called a cadusus(?), or something clise.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      thanks for info :)

  69. Mert Can Karasu
    Mert Can Karasu
    преди 4 дни

    Aladdin in the bottle 😁

  70. Daniel Cosburn
    Daniel Cosburn
    преди 4 дни

    Always a pleasure watching you restores. But what’s with the no name WD40? Have they stopped paying you? Lol.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 3 дни

      thanks a lot :) they never paid me but they could at least have send me some bottles with all that free advertising 😂

  71. Nathanael Ligon
    Nathanael Ligon
    преди 4 дни

    11:04 lil' Mr. Owl says, "Nope"

  72. Tonie Paolo
    Tonie Paolo
    преди 4 дни

    Is that a Caduceus symbol? Perhaps the flask is part of a Red Cross emergency kit? The flask probably saved someone’s life from a hit with a bullet judging by the hole in it. Ah yes it was!!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      thanks for your comment

  73. Rico
    Rico
    преди 4 дни

    Wow, I just found your channel. Love this very much. You have the true patience of a loving artist! Subscribed! Thank you so much!! 👍👍👍😎🇨🇱 ps Love the beer cooler!! 😂

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      Thanks and welcome

  74. Jason Reese
    Jason Reese
    преди 4 дни

    3000 morons disliked this video. People are fucked

  75. D C
    D C
    преди 4 дни

    I’m sure someone has already said, but the symbol is referred to as “Caduceus”, associated with healing. Looks like something a field doctor, or medic may have carried.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      thanks for your comment :)

  76. 4th Gen Farmer
    4th Gen Farmer
    преди 4 дни

    Is that the American Red Cross logo?

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      I'm not sure of that :)

  77. Peter M
    Peter M
    преди 4 дни

    Combat Medical Badge

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      yes :)

  78. SAMUEL LOMGKUMER
    SAMUEL LOMGKUMER
    преди 4 дни

    Your refrigerator ........

    1. SAMUEL LOMGKUMER
      SAMUEL LOMGKUMER
      преди 4 дни

      @Awesome Restorations so cool... you'd only see that in storea.

    2. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      🍻 pretty nice isn't it?

  79. henmich
    henmich
    преди 4 дни

    What on earth is that hole from?? Is that a dialect union issue? Crazy damage...

  80. Rami Ruhig
    Rami Ruhig
    преди 4 дни

    Martin that was amazing restoration , you are very skilled craftsman

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      thanks a lot Rami :)

  81. Benjamin Åkerlund
    Benjamin Åkerlund
    преди 4 дни

    Its some kind of caduceus symbol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus

    1. Benjamin Åkerlund
      Benjamin Åkerlund
      преди 4 дни

      @Awesome Restorations Jag kom på det direkt efter jag postade inlägget 😅Tack för en grym kanal!

    2. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      Hej Benjamin, tack för din kommentar jag kan se du är svensk :) jag bor också i Sverige. Ha en fin kväll

  82. Павел Русский
    Павел Русский
    преди 4 дни

    Мастер! За столичную отдельный респект)))

  83. Shayan Anjum🔥❤️
    Shayan Anjum🔥❤️
    преди 4 дни

    I’m addictive about your restoration videos 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      so glad to hear that :)

  84. Luis Costa Alves
    Luis Costa Alves
    преди 4 дни

    VAT 69? What else?

  85. J. Enriquez
    J. Enriquez
    преди 4 дни

    I'm curious if a piece of glass was originally in the center of that hole.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      I don't know what was in it :)

  86. J. Enriquez
    J. Enriquez
    преди 4 дни

    I'm going to take a wild guess and say this was most likely a medicinal flask carrying alcohol for emergency use during WW2. If you were at the receiving end of one of these flasks, you knew it was going hurt and burn like crazy.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      I think you are right about that theory :)

  87. Chris
    Chris
    преди 5 дни

    Person who had was a combat medic

  88. Chronos '
    Chronos '
    преди 5 дни

    Such fine job

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 4 дни

      many thanks :)

  89. aaromal purushothaman
    aaromal purushothaman
    преди 5 дни

    priest bottle

  90. Justin McWilliams
    Justin McWilliams
    преди 5 дни

    I love the Heineken refrigerator full of...Heineken behind you!

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      yes, I love that too 🍻🍻

  91. Юрий Агапов
    Юрий Агапов
    преди 5 дни

    Слава Рукастым ! В смысле Glory to handymen!

  92. Boalmac
    Boalmac
    преди 5 дни

    the two snakes are a rod and serpent called a Caduceus. Harking back to a way earlier time when a "doctor " would use a stick to pull out parasitic worms from people's skin. They would wrap them around a stick as they pulled them out. Gross. But interesting. I would think that this would indicate that this was a medical flask, and perhaps not for libations, but for actual medical use. Alcohol being an antiseptic in a pinch, not to mention a mood stabilizer. Ha

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      many thanks for your comment :)

  93. Jay Minasi
    Jay Minasi
    преди 5 дни

    a skilled craftsman at his best and enjoying his work, as King Solomon advised.

  94. Kani Fuker
    Kani Fuker
    преди 5 дни

    Love this guy's restorations.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      thanks a lot :)

  95. Colonel Raymond Keller
    Colonel Raymond Keller
    преди 5 дни

    The badge is a U.S. Army Combat Medic’s badge. Awarded for performing medical care under direct combat in an Infantry Regiment or smaller sized unit. During WWII Combat Medics were initially authorized to wear the Combat Infantry Badge but that was latter receded and the CIB was authorized to the Infantry - this was a major source of upset by both medics and the infantry they lived and fought with. At the time of the initial issue of the CMB it was considered to be the equivalent of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor (BSM-V). It is possible to hold both the EMB (Expert Medic’s Badge) and the CMB but only the CMB is worn. Department of the Army was petitioned in the 90”s to create an Expert Combat Medic’s Badge with a gold wreath; DA decided against a “proliferation” of awards. The CMB badge is silver, in it’s original issue. I have the privilege of holding both the EMB and the CMB - thank you for the awesome restoration of this wonderful piece of militarism.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      thank you so much for your comment I really appreciate it :)

  96. Bill Simon
    Bill Simon
    преди 5 дни

    The restoration, the history of what this flask represented, and the words inscribed brought tears to my eyes. Awesome work and awesome video editing.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  97. Goofy
    Goofy
    преди 5 дни

    please explain why the patch finished dives or didnt raise flush. No complaints i just love unraveling the process you use and watch and learn

  98. HaKim
    HaKim
    преди 5 дни

    It's "Caduceus" logo

  99. Terry Barnard
    Terry Barnard
    преди 5 дни

    Great job.. you have my sub

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      Awesome, thank you!

  100. Terry Barnard
    Terry Barnard
    преди 5 дни

    What were the two liquids you used to clean it.

    1. Awesome Restorations
      Awesome Restorations
      преди 5 дни

      soap water and alcohol :)