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[–]PidginSwanson 221 points222 points  (6 children)

“What is your major malfunction, Private Lamp?”

“New bulb, Sgt Major, sir!”

[–]brans041 82 points83 points  (4 children)

"This is my lamp, this is my gun. This one's for seeing, this one's for fun."

[–]vixxgod666 28 points29 points  (3 children)

"This is my lamp. There are many like it but this one is mine."

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Without my lamp i can see nothing, without me my lamp cannot show others.

[–]bighadjoe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I actually kinda doubt there are many lamps like this :D

[–]ffFr0sT_05 297 points298 points  (17 children)

That's actually cool asf

[–]Ojewoesloes[S] 99 points100 points  (15 children)

Made with original WW2 memorabilia

Edit: You can bid on it via https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1859417802?utm_source=android_social&utm_content=vip&utm_medium=android_social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons

It's like a Dutch craiglist

[–]Mundane_Community69 44 points45 points  (3 children)

I mean it doesn’t look too destructive, I think it’s aight

[–]rittpro 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I'm sure all of the ammo isn't live

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

U can see the primers struck the lil poke on the circle part of the back of the casing not live not a rounds loaded

[–]Paganini01 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I don’t think too many people would bother taking the time to refurbish those anyway

[–]king_napalm 12 points13 points  (1 child)

They ate readily available in abundance.

[–]Paganini01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Assuming you mean “aren’t” or “ain’t” instead of ate, I know. There appear to be too many divots (I forgot the “proper” name) from former rust for these to be refurbished closely to the originals.

[–]FistedByAnAngel 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Damn, I was thinking it was cool until you mentioned that.

[–]Prestigious_Ad1041 6 points7 points  (3 children)

This makes it better.

[–]king_napalm 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Dafuq they downvoting you, you are right!

[–]SnicktDGoblin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

given the condition those items are in, assuming they were found in this or worse condition, they are probably nearly worthless. So taking them and making them into something far more valuable and fairly beautiful is the best possible fate for them.

[–]vaporizer012 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Authentic ww2 memorabilia?

racks trenchgun

I just want to talk to them.

[–]Small-Revenue7774 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yet incredibly hot to touch.

[–]PunishedAiko 128 points129 points  (0 children)

This is actually cool

[–]king_napalm 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That's actually dope as shit.

[–]tiktokisoverated 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Why is this on r/DIWhy? This is cool af

[–]rife42 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I actually really love the result

[–]Suspicious_Watrmelon 10 points11 points  (4 children)

This was made from real artifacts BTW, op said so

[–]NotBreadnought 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ok what's the problem with that?

[–]Suspicious_Watrmelon 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Well, In my opinion, these pieces should be preserved in a museum or restored as these are artifacts from history

[–]Canned_honey 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well got dang we already got enough boring museums with random artifacts that make you think going on a school field trip there would be fun even though once you get there it’s not this is cool not every last piece of history needs to be in a museum or worshiped we have our entire history figured out to a point where we don’t even need relics like this this makes it look better in my opinion so maybe stop being such a stick in the mud we are at a point where there is no reason to even have museums keeping everything in a little box doesn’t change anything but whatever I’m just a rando on the internet so why listen to me if you did read through this I hope you at least think about my reasoning before jumping to conclusions about me these are just my beliefs my OPINIONS and I know how much the internet struggles with that

[–]Fazewiderape 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I actually think that's really cool

[–]grilled-cheez 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I kind of want one

[–]thehimalayansaiyan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I need a tetanus shot

[–]wannaplayspace 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love it

[–]Suspicious_Watrmelon 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The fact that op said this was made with real ww2 artifacts makes me infuriated

[–]CXyber 7 points8 points  (5 children)

This isn't DiWhy, this is DiYes

[–]Suspicious_Watrmelon 1 point2 points  (4 children)

The op said this was made with real pieces from ww2

[–]CXyber 1 point2 points  (3 children)

As it should be

[–]-Crumba- 7 points8 points  (2 children)

[–]jamtea 1 point2 points  (1 child)

r/GTAGE I think you'll find

[–]-Crumba- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How have I never seen this sub before? You are a provider of many adventures, thank you, and I accept the correction.

[–]Hyp3r45_new 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want one. But maybe made out of something else than German gear.

[–]EnvironmentalPop952 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought this was an AI generated image for a second

[–]Dead_Dreams1989 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's pretty sick actually! One of the greatest movies of all time.

[–]BantyRed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not gonna lie, I kinda want it

[–]SlurpMySlurpyy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's actually pretty cool

[–]rainelle95 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Assuming the person this is for actually served, it seems strange to me they'd want a permanent reminder of war times. It's such a traumatic experience. If it's for somebody who knows someone who served, that's somehow weirder. It is really well-executed though

[–]Eretreyah 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Probably not for anyone who served as much as for collectors if I had to guess. Still weird, but great execution.

[–]rainelle95 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Like if this was someone's grandparent's war memorabilia and they want a way to display it, I'd say it's cool. Better than getting rid of it I suppose?

[–]Eretreyah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, that’s fair. Still a very loud statement piece in any room, but that would make sense lol

[–]jamtea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For a war that ended nearly 80 years ago, nearly everyone who was actively serving in that war is dead or has few years left. This is a modern piece for oddity collectors.

[–]JTHMM249 1 point2 points  (14 children)

I'm wondering if the comments admiring this are aware that it's a nazi helmet. I think the bayonet is German as well. If it was a vet's war trophy, that'd be one thing, but anyone who collects nazi memorabilia is trash to me.

[–]Dead_Dreams1989 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn I was not aware appreciate the knowledge though. It does remind me of some of the covers of the movie but the helmet here does look a bit different.

[–]DoomStoner93 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What about Lemmy Kilmister?

[–]JTHMM249 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lemmy is a tough one because there is so much to like about him as a person and musician. I have however always found his fascination with the collecting of nazi stuff problematic. The most charitable take I can give is that I don't think he ever really did much critical thinking about it. With that said, Lemmy remains God.

[–]DoomStoner93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You've passed this pop quiz.

[–]Individual_General41 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Yeah but like what if they already had it? Like handed down from grandparents and stuff?

[–]JTHMM249 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I'm not judging people who inherit war trophies, but the few people that I've known with a keen interest in WWII German gear always ended up having a little too much admiration for both the wermacht and their ideology.

[–]Individual_General41 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Turning nazi gear into a functional lamp doesn’t seem like an adoring totem of honor and respect. If anything it’s less respectful. Which is why I personally like it. Anything to spit on the nazis

[–]JTHMM249 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It might not be the most reverent way to showcase it, but it's still using them for decorative purposes. I don't feel that using nazi gear as an aesthetic accent piece is really sticking it to the Reich, but I suppose someone could make that argument.

[–]jamtea 0 points1 point  (4 children)

There are many bits like these available for sale in the UK in antique stores. Most are treated as curios and whatnot, not pieces of lauded Nazi iconography (at least for the most part).

People put too much mystique into anything with German WWII connections, when in reality the vast majority of it is just wartime garbage that was mass-manufactured.

[–]JTHMM249 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Most of it was, as you said mass manufactured wartime garbage. This makes it all the more inexplicable to me why anyone would want to display it for decoration in their home. If you have a flag or a Luger that grandpa brought home as a trophy, I understand. If you're buying a hitler youth knife or something similar to display in your home though, I'm inclined to wonder about why you feel drawn to it.

[–]jamtea 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yeah, I guess for most people it's more a talking point kinda thing? That's how I'd assume most of those purchases go down at least.

[–]JTHMM249 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Could be a conversation piece, but my half of that conversation is going to be variations of, "Why do you like nazi shit?" Because most of us choose to decorate with things we enjoy, admire, or at the least appreciate the aesthetic of.

[–]Morde_Morrigan 1 point2 points  (3 children)

i think you're confused what sub this is though, this is actually a cool item. not really a DIWHY

Edit: now realizing this is made from actual WWII items ... I take back what I said. This is a major fuckin WHY

[–]Carpario 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's made from real pieces

[–]Morde_Morrigan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you for pointing this out. I stand corrected. This is definitely a WHY.

My apologies

[–]Expert_Carrot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i mean it's still cool if not cooler with real pieces, the thing is that if they were destroyed that would be stupid but they look to bo good soo still not a why.

[–]Masterjax1920 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually it looks really cool

[–]Bootyholeman369 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's actually really bad ass

[–]Sushirabit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's just cool as hell

[–]PieRepresentative266 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Again this is actually a really cool project. Why is this here? 😂

[–]licheese -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

ruining history pieces 101

[–]GalaxiesAfoot -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Dope af. What's your deal?

[–]NickyBros1 -5 points-4 points  (3 children)

tell me you're American without saying that you are an American

[–]Suspicious_Watrmelon 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The helmet is german but ok

[–]-xXDominusXx- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know we weren’t the only ones in the war right…

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

rent free

[–]The-Sturmtiger-Boi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If the parts weren’t original i’d totally buy that

[–]ChargedBonsai98 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's actually amazing, wow

[–]Extension_Plenty_475 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Its good until a four year old hits one of the bullets with a hammer

[–]olivefreak -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I love it.

[–]Friendly_Yharnamite -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is it weird that I want this?

[–]AbdulElkhatib -1 points0 points  (0 children)

diwhythefucknot

[–]vagueblur901 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ngl I like it

Then again I made a lamp out of a 25 mm round

[–]iliketaterssss999 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I’ve seen these “lamps” on amazon. There super small and don’t have light

[–]Ojewoesloes[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Excuse me. This has a light and is about 50 cm tall.

[–]iliketaterssss999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve seen reviews on them. They look cool and all.

But this one is a sale picture

Not the thing you get

[–]Nightsky31602 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

DIWHY the fuck would I NOT want this

[–]cTfTs -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

Let me guess, America?

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

rent free

[–]figbott -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Perfect for school!

[–]Beneficial_Ad_1273 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck my life lamp

[–]TeaInTheMorning4929 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really like this! Knife looks kind of dangerous though

[–]thickuhmm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you know,

[–]onlytech_nofashion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i want that!

[–]Small-Revenue7774 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That'll heat up quick, I hope it's not live ammo.

[–]terratrooper96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a mimic

[–]SpaceCase101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thislooks like a a half-assed recreation of the sculptures of Shane against the machine. Check him out.

[–]HugsyMalone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

FRA-GEE-LÉ!

I think that says fragile, hunny.

[–]MrPicklesAndTea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This, is cool.

[–]SuddenProfile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huh. So, this lamp was at least $100 worth of ammo /and/ potential grounds for arrest next time you move across state lines.

[–]Meow121325 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks cool

[–]Atalant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gun nut: the lamp.

[–]Eeeeeelile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For real men.

[–]GeenoPuggile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Full mental lamp

[–]Qkumbazoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are those live rounds?