EXTREMELY Rare Lighter Restoration, World War 2 - D-day 1944!

Publicado em 13 Nov 2020
Restoration of a VERY RARE LIGHTER from world war II. This is a Normandy beach area metal detector ground found, with a special emblem attached to it. See me restore this war relic.

This is a EXTREMELY rare and special war relic probably from the World war 2. The lighter was very worn out before the restoration. According to the donator it was found near the coast of the Utah beach in Normandy France with metal detector equipment. This is one of the beaches where the allies landed the coast at D-day June 6. 1944 - So my guess is that it has been in the ground since the days around D-day 1944.

I started by cleaning the emblem who was attached to the lighter. I was VERY surprised when I saw how cool this emblem looked. I guess it is an old US marine emblem from world war 1 or 2 but I am not sure. I heated the lighter to remove all the parts which were soldered to the lighter and there after I removed all tiny parts. They were very hard to remove. I guess the many years on Normandy beach in France has been harsh to it.

I sandblasted the brass body and grinded the whole lighter with 500, 1000 and 1500 grit. I polished it to mirror blank and added all the small part again.

The beautiful US marine emblem was cleaned in vinegar before it was attached to the lighter again. This is such a beautiful war relic and I hope that you enjoy this restoration video.

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Thanks for watching my channel. See you soon.
Best wishes and stay safe ❤ Martin

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  • Does anyone else see a face at 4:11 in the reflection

  • O isqueiro estava muito oxidado antes da restauração, mas foi restaurado com sucesso

  • Wow ❤️

  • Navi..หน่วยนาวิกโยธิน

  • e muito bonito

  • you got an A plus 👍

  • I enjoy watching your videos. Just curious as to why a lighter with an Eagle, Globe, and Anchor would be on a Normandy beach, when no Marines were involved in the Normandy landings (other than sea duty detachments on some of the Navy ships). Any clue anyone?

    • thanks I am glad you liked it. It could also have been traded by a Marine to another person or it could have been dropped later - we are never gonna know

  • Wondering one of army guy got that from a Marine on the ship...or a Marine jumped in Higgins boat with army guys...it would be cool to the history of it.

  • It's the symbol of the United States Marine Corps

  • Videos perfectos para que te de sueño

  • 4:55😈😈😈🥵

  • Such precision

  • The few, the proud

  • Vraiment impressionnant. Superbe travail 👍🇫🇷

  • Alguém? Br 🇧🇷

  • You are creative and artist 💞

  • Profesional!

  • Que trabalho incrível, parabéns 👍🏽

  • Its marine

  • ^^

  • ʕ •ᴥ• ʔ hi

  • Everyone liked this

  • Awesome !

  • Do people commission you to restore items or do you find them yourself?

  • the royal navy sembol

  • Super

  • That is the Marine Corps emblem.

  • Where do you find these items

    • I get it from different shops and from contact people around the world 😊

  • hi.. i'am u'r subscriber.. i'am from Indonesia.. i always wchng u'r vidio... and i like it

    • @Awesome Restorations owh nice... u'r wlcome... and thanks for you're quick respons

    • thank you so much for your support ❤

  • Brutal

  • 4:12 wait, how it can be still shape and smooth with no edges after all corosions? 🤔😳😳😳

  • От ваших видео не оторвать глаз, всё очень интересно🤗 Оборудование и материалы для работы классные👍Вы мастер от бога❤

  • 几百刀的东西现在20刀都没人要

  • Semper Fi. Great job bring this lighter back to life.

  • WWI

  • Eagle over globe over anchor

  • Хочу так же)

  • Супер канал)

  • Dude, Micro Mist!

  • Why were there faces hidden in this video??? 4:01 11:27

  • At 4:02 as he's sandblasting it, the man who this lighter belonged to is watching him restore it...creepy. Unless I'm tripping and it's part of the Sand Blaster wall. ???

  • عمل ممتاز)

  • 2:54 laser

  • 3:16 the way those gloves came back to life

  • I love how he replies and see's all the comments...🙂 Keep Going Sir.

  • ทำไมต้องซ่อมครับชีวิตเราคืออะไร😪

  • Friend, a decent job a storm of liked. Congratulations and always continue like this. a brazilian hug

  • Excellent job

  • It’s really kinda interesting knowing that if I got my hands on something like this, I have all the tools I need to do the exact same thing at my house

  • 💪🇺🇲😎🤘⚡⚡

  • EGA all the way.

  • nice one. the camera. the sounds. the funny joke elements. the camera quality and editing with post production. Just superb. … man, so much work in every video ….not to mention the absolute superb restoration. You mister are staying in my daily YT new video click daily routine. thank you and good luck for the future !

  • Your tha 🥇 girat

  • Gościu zna się na rzeczy !

  • Great video

  • US Marines Corps logo.

  • Красавчик👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😉

  • Круто!

  • I have a lighter I need restores

  • That is one of the coolest lighter designs I’ve seen.

  • Looks like a stabath

  • Vaya si que es raro

  • Thanks for the french traduction

  • Nice 👌

  • All that hard work your doing, that's good the people is giving you good likes and shit bc if they gave you punk ass views I would've been so maf

  • That's the marine insignia

  • Sure it's d day? Not many Marines were in Europe.

  • Awesome!

  • These lighters look like you found em from the Titanic... And yet you restore them to their former glory

  • HOORAH Legends, Hoorah. Beautiful find!

  • Amazing! And just curious, but where do you get a sand blaster like that? And what kind of gloves are you wearing to sand blast it?

    • thanks a lot. I bought it from an Italian company - the gloves came along with the sandblaster :)

  • What's the name of that lighter? Have to buy one now

    • I don't know - but there is a lot of trench art out there try searching that

  • Great Work!!👍

  • Semper Fidelis dude!!

  • I have been watching these restorations and they are quite gratifying to watch. You do such an awesome job too. Just enjoy how through you are in your work.

  • 8:52 - 9:00 what was that noise?

  • Vuelvo a ver el vídeo y me vuelve a gustar como la primera vez.....gracias por la información q nos das sobre el origen de ésta pieza......la leo completa.......me pregunto ...cuántos objetos estarán esperando por tí debajo de la tierra.....para q los vuelvas a la vida y ser apreciados por los q no estubimos ahí....maravilloso el final de cada trabajo q haces......desde Puerto Rico

  • هاذي قداحه

  • Зачем же так варварский вырывать фитиль из зиппо. Они же отдельно продаются. А так, конечно, очень профессионально. Молодец!

  • Holy crap! Look at the state that thing was in before the restoration! You can _definitely_ tell it went through Hell! First it took a beating on the beaches of Normandy and then it seems time and mother-nature kicked it's ass! It's a beautiful restoration tho! But i gotta say i _am_ curious how you restored the flint sparky wheel thingamajig... I don't think i saw you clean it, just the part where you finally managed to "unstick" it and rotated it to show the rusty part! But either way, _great restoration!_ i honestly can't believe how it looks now compared to it's starting state! Regarding the emblem... Seeing it reminded me of the navy seal logo. Back then there were no seals so I'm guessing it's some other Navy related thing, probably marines?

  • This was amazing 🤩

  • 0:04 same

  • Awesome restoration! Beautiful US Marine Corp lighter!!!

  • It's the marine insignia The eagle globe and anchor

  • That's badass

  • Fã do seu trabalho 🇧🇷🙏


  • You know you use your sandblaster a lot when your gloves look like they got the black plague. Weirdly I haven't seen any patches, have you patched your blasting gloves at all? The gloves we have at work are patched or replaced frequently due to holes occurring quite frequently.

    • @Awesome Restorations Either that or my work buys cheaper quality gloves lol

    • No I haven't replaced or patched them yet - but you probably blast a lot more than I do at your work :)

  • Wow fabulous work on a fabulous piece. Love watching you bring these pieces of history back to life.

  • That world and eagle is a crest from a squadron! Lovely work. Stay safe

  • Chique 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Love your restoration videos, it’s crazy to see that the world we live on holds so many historical items and some of are lucky to find some from years or centuries back

  • Why not try heating the metal to a dull red and then sandblasting with a material softer than the metal? I bet heated rust is much weaker than the uncompromised metal underneath.

  • *Assistindo Seus Vídeos Diretamente Daqui Do Brazil🇧🇷, Ganhou mais +1 inscrito*

  • Great work!😁

  • MANO PQ Q TEM 43 MIL DESLIKES WTF???????????????????

  • :)

  • How this received any Thumbs Downs 👎 is just mind boggling! But to see 40 K ??? I really don’t understand the human species!!! ( same people that voted for Biden )????

  • General Robert E Lee's lighter!

  • Bravo Maestro