Remarkable little souvenir commemorating the historic World War One Battle of Verdun, a French victory finally, but with casualties estimated at somewhere between 700,000 to 976,000, one of the longest and most deadly battles in military history, period. So this piece was once carried with pride by a lucky survivor of this epic battle. Amazing.
This piece feels good in the hand, hefty and smooth. The brass case and engraved copper insert are worn and have a deep patina that develops only over time. And the best part is that the little wick-cap that is usually missing from these old lighters is present and still works as intended.
CONDITION is as shown. I believe this piece is in working condition, it might need a flint, I'm not sure, but is still certainly serviceable. The body measures 2 1/8" in diameter and the flint adds an additional 5/8".
Perfect for the history buff or Trench Art collector in your life... even if that's you. Enjoy!
Item ID: RL2-201
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