Pair of fire tongs

identifier

ID 234

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv 1306 L=34,5cm WD=11cm WT=170gr
description

Fire tongs can be used to move burning pieces of wood. It is quite long, so that the hands are kept at a sufficient distance from the fire and the burning pieces of wood. The fire tongs are often part of a fireplace set, which can also contain an ash shovel, a fork and a brush.

The fire tongs are very different from charcoal tongs, which are lighter and often shorter. It is therefore only intended to take a coal from the fireplace and light the pipe with it.

See also the clinker tongs. [MOT]

Pair of fire tongs MOT V 2008.0617 L=57cm WD=7cm WT=627gr