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Knuckle Duster Mug - Novelty mug

The perfect way to deliver your hit of caffeine

Hand made from quality porcelain, these mugs with knuckle duster / brass knuckle shaped handles will ensure your coffee packs a serious punch.

(USD $ / EUR € prices estimated on cart)

 White & Gold

 Black & Silver


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The original Knuckle Duster MUG! / Brass Knuckle MUG!

For many of us, mornings are tough. Fight back with a strong cup of coffee in a mug that’s tough enough to carry you through the day.

These quality man sized porcelain mugs with titanium plated knuckle duster shaped handles will show your co-workers that you’re not in the mood for conversation.

Whether you’re after a nice cuppa milky tea, or a hard-hitting black coffee, the MUG! will ensure your beverage packs a serious punch, providing you with a hit of caffeine that will knock you into shape.

Hand made from the highest quality porcelain and finished with hard-wearing titanium, these huge mugs are available in white and gold or black and silver.

The perfect gift for anyone who likes to think they deserve respect!

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The story

The idea for the knuckle duster mug was born way back in 2007. Towards the end of our product design degree we (Steven and James) were toying with the idea of producing our own range of cool products.

One day, whilst sipping lukewarm coffee from polystyrene cups in our decrepit Uni canteen, we were filling up a sketchbook with lots of our off-the-wall ideas inspired by the previous night’s entertainment of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.

The term ‘YOU MUG!’ resonated (a ye olde Cockney term for one who is a bit of a fool). From this the idea of an actual mug with a knuckle duster/brass knuckles for a handle was born.

After getting a prototype made, the now ingeniously named 'MUG!' (see what we did there?), our first tangible product was becoming a reality. Having no idea of how to get it to market, or even if people would buy it, we posted some not-so-great pictures of it (below) on our not-so-great website (at the time) and emailed it to a few friends.

gizmodo post

Not long after putting it out there, the gadget gurus at GIZMODO found it and posted it on their blog... It went crazy and the Thabto inbox literally blew up from receiving emails from people far and wide asking where they could get one. Apparently people wanted to sip their brew from a ‘Proper MUG!’

The search was on to find a manufacturer, again having no idea of how to do this, we did what any self-respecting person without a clue would do – We asked Mr Google (he’s a wise man).

After a few months of figuring out firstly how to get these things made, then a few more months of actually waiting for them to be made, then a few more months of them being transported half way across the world on one of those big ferries, we eventually had our stock (delivered to our huge expansive warehouse – Steve’s garage!)

knuckle duster mug

MUG! 2008 - We decided against the blood splatter print because people told us it was 'too gory’.

We could now get on with selling our garage full of MUG!’s. Through our website at first, then onto retailers and then onto distributors all over the world!

The following year we went on to produce the black & silver and white & gold variations of the MUG! which were even more successful, but to this day we still get emails from all over the world requesting the original blood splattered MUG!... SO HERE IT IS: The limited edition blood splattered MUG! for that killer coffee - Grab yours while stock last.

Blood Splattered Mug

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Product specifications

Details:   Metallic Knuckle Duster Mugs are NOT Dishwasher or Microwave safe.
Material:   Grade A food safe porcelain (Quality assured)
Capacity:   15 fl oz / 430ml / 3/4 Pint
Dimensions (mm):  H=118 W=148 D=87
Weight (incl packaging):   680g
Packaging:    Recyclable corrugated card
Notes:   This item is not to be used as a weapon. The Knuckle Duster does not detach.

UK Royal Mail Standard Delivery (3 - 7 working days): From £2.95
UK Courier Next Working Day (Delivery on Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays):From £5.95
Please note: Orders must be placed before 1pm (GMT) to ensure next day delivery

USA Standard Delivery (5 - 10 working days): From £3.95
FedEx Priority (2 - 5 working days): From £14.95

Europe Standard Delivery (5 - 7 working days): From £3.95
International courier (2 - 5 working days): From £16.95

shipping to Canada
Canada Standard Delivery (5 - 10 working days): From £3.95
FedEx Priority (2 - 5 working days): From £14.95

Australia Standard Delivery (5 - 10 working days): From £4.95
FedEx Priority (2 - 5 working days): From £27.95

Shipping to other countries:
Shipping prices vary and will be calculated on the shopping cart.

Orders placed by 1pm are dispatced the same working day.

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Money back guarantee

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Knuckle Duster Mug, simply return it to us in its original condition within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund, or an exchange if preferred, upon inspection of mug. (We cannot refund the original delivery charge)

Click here to view our full returns policy

A few of your comments

This mug is huge... Much bigger than I thought it was going to be. It holds loads of coffee and I love it.
Minas, Nicosia, Cyprus

These new Knuckle Duster MUG!s are bling bling blinging!! Christmas gifts sorted for this year.
Samuel, Brighton, UK

You guys just stepped up the game with your new THUG MUGS!
Theo, Sydney, Australia

This new gold handle knuckle mug is without doubt the baddest mug on the market. They guys in the office all want one too.
Damian, Chicago, USA

Everyone wants to use my mug! But nobody dare touch it if they know whats good for them!
Michele, Milan, Italy

WOW! I want i want i want i want!!!
Stefan, Gothenburg, Sweden

"Awesome seller!!! bought yesterday evening, arrived this morning! A************"
Stuart, Manchester, UK

"Excellent. Well packaged, fast delivery, will make a good present! Thanks."
Mark, Athlone, Ireland

"Wonderfully packaged. Thanks for a great transaction!"
Sabrina, Illinois, USA

"I have needed one of these bad boy mugs from the moment i first saw them."
Chris, Stockport, UK

"AWESOOOOME! love the mug! good delivery time as well!"
Chris, New York, USA


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Buy knuckle dusters or brass knuckle mugs here at Thabto. These huge mugs, or man sized mugs as they are also known, are the meanest novelty mugs on the market. Not only do these mugs hold a huge cup of tea or coffee that packs a punch, the knuckle duster / brass knuckle mugs also show your colleagues who's boss.