Italy - Commando - Lighter - 1940

Description
Italy - Commando - Lighter - 1940
Original - Brass, Bronze - Excellent condition

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

Base dimensions:
Diameter 9.99 cm
Height approx. 2.6 cm
Weight 527 g

Lot details
Type
Lighter
Country of Origin
Italy
Army Unit
Commando
Year of Manufacture
1940
Material
Brass, Bronze
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Excellent condition
Dimensions
13×10×10 cm
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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