The mug is crafted of solid aluminum, and is made at a CNC factory in Alabama — the same place that manufactures weapon parts for the Department of Defense. The mug is accessory ready for your tactical gear. You can mount a flashlight on the handle, put night vision goggles on the rim, and a blade on the side. If you get lost in the woods, be sure to have your tactical mug with you, as it is sure to be an excellent vessel for carrying and boiling water. It also makes a great gift for the tactical man or woman in your life — the one who just might or might not be ex-Special Ops.