Original U.S. WWII Trench Art Desk Lighter made from MkII Pineapple Grenade & Rifle Grenade Fins
Original Item: One of a Kind. All of the components of this lovely Trench Art Desk Lighter are Totally inert and demilitarized according to BATF guidelines with hollow body and inert fuses. None of these items can be converted to explosive devices and the lighter is not available for export.
This is a fantastic WWII "Trench Art" desk lighter, assembled during or after the war as a memento of the conflict. The lighter itself is made from a WWII MkII "Pineapple" Fragmentation grenade, and was made using the original fuse mechanism. A hole was drilled through the fuse and spoon to allow the wick to reach the grenade interior, which is now packed with batting to hold lighter fluid. There is a flint spark wheel mechanism installed as well.
The lighter is held in a metal cradle, which is screwed onto the top of a U.S. Rifle Grenade fin assembly. The cradle uses custom belt prongs to hold onto the body of the lighter, which can actually be removed completely from the cradle if desired. Sometimes it would need to be, so that the body could be refilled with fluid.
The wooden base Measures approximately 8 1/4" in diameter with a height of 1", and has a lovely beveled edge. There are four holes drilled through it, which are how the three cartridges and rifle grenade tail assembly are attached. The complete grenade lighter assembly is 9 1/2" tall, giving the entire lighter an overall height of 10 1/2".
A truly impressive piece of WWII trench art, ready to go on your desk. We have not tested it, but see no reason why without a proper servicing it would not function correctly as a lighter. The flint mechanism definitely still sparks! Ready to display!
- This product is not available for international shipping.
- Totally inert, cannot be converted to an explosive devise, not available for export.
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