Lighter made with pieces of military brass equipment.
This functioning military lighter, like other objects of pure craftsmanship, was built by soldiers at the front, handcrafted especially for everyday life needs.
In their civilian life, these soldiers were usually artisans or peasants, therefore equipped with manual skills and dexterity.
They are often objects of simple workmanship, built with recycled materials.
The lighters they used to light pipes, cigars and sometimes stoves were built from exploded shell casings.
These memorabilia tell the story of everyday life in the trenches.
Full lighter dimensions:
Height approx. 13 cm
Base diameter approx. 10 cm
Weight: 700 g
Lighter shell casing dimensions:
approx. length 10 cm excluding thread and bakelite washer
Approx. diameter 25.5 cm
Weight 173 g including thread and washer
Diameter 9.99 cm
Height approx. 2.6 cm
Weight 527 g
- Country of Origin
- Army Unit
- Year of Manufacture
- Brass, Bronze
- Original/ Replica
- Excellent condition
- 13×10×10 cm
- Comes with certificate of authenticity