Who knew that Zippo lighters could tell such a powerful story? Artist Bradford Edwards thinks they silver lighters are fascinating, and he spent several years in the '90s collecting these vintage war relics. Each custom piece was engraved by a US soldier in Vietnam.
These objects are an incredibly personal piece of history. The lighters were more than just a tool for soldiers; they were lucky charms. While the engravers remain anonymous, evidence suggests they came from all branches of the U.S. military—the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force.