A few weeks ago I received an email solicitation from the SIG Sauer store for a J.P. Sauer & Sohn Beer Stein. I'm an unabashed SIG fan and a beer lover, but I resisted ordering the swag. For a while.
When the package arrived, I first noticed the light weight of the box. (Actually, I first noticed the damage to the box done by the USPS.) Upon unpacking I was at first disappointed in the size of the stein.
The stoneware stein is marked .5L, so it does actually hold a little more than 16 ounces. The handle is small, two fingers at most. I would have more happy if it was a larger, easier to use stein, but it will likely sit on a shelf anyway. And it's nice looking despite the size.
On the bright side, I did learn that a half liter German mug is called a Humpen. (I don't recall being taught that one by Herr Professor in my college German classes.)