The trench lighter was a piece of equipment every soldier carried in WWI and WWII. These lighters were built from the used brass bullet casings in the field. This handmade recreation is made of vintage German brass and copper. It also comes with a solid brass fuel bottle (it takes standard fuel).
Smoking was a part of everyday life for the soldiers. It was one of the only brief respites from the wars. The trench lighter became an iconic piece of gear throughout the World Wars. These lighters take standard fuel and they are virtually windproof. There’s a mechanism to block the whipping wand from stamping out the flames. It’s also easy to turn off the flame by sliding the wick back down. This is a great tool if you spend a lot of time outdoors in windy areas, or if you’re an appreciator of history.
- The original everyday carry lighter for soldiers in WWI and WWII
- Handmade trench lighter crafted out of vintage brass and copper
- Comes with an additional solid brass fuel container that’s refillable