I'm new to posting and this seems like the proper forum. Thought you guys might like this; my grandfather passed a few months back at the young age of 95. I took his ashtray as tribute; he made it from a spare 105mm howitzer shell after getting back from Germany in 1945. It reminds me of all the chats we had over cigars/pipes about family, faith, war stories, and life in general. It also weighs about 5 lbs and is impossible to knock over!