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    Picked up this cool set
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    Very interesting re-purposing!
    Really like items like this.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Thats really kool!!
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    Now that is something different! Swords to plowshares; bayonets to fireplace tools...

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    Santa better be careful coming down the chimney in the middle of the night in that house....Cold steel, they don't like it up 'em!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    very nice find.

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    Very cool
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Nice to see the maker knew enough about what they
    were to incorporate the fleur-de-lis symbol onto
    the dustpan.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by kradman View Post
    Picked up this cool set
    A very nice example of the type.

    These fireplace companion sets do show up in antique dealers and car boot sale from time to time but always seem to be missing a stand which was usually made in the same style. At the time the practice of making these was a very practical way of recycling military surplus of hundreds of these bayonets. After all, nobody wanted to buy old bayonets (?) but everybody had a coal fire so would have a real use for one of these besides ornamentation.

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    This was re-cycling before the word had been invented!!!

    Looking at it from todays perspective as collectors it is a bit like the WWII German helmets re-worked into colanders, ladles and saucepans etc

    I bet it was cheaper than three bayonets!

    Thanks for showing

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Wonderful recycling !

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