The notion of picking up a few of these was more whimsy than anything. My friends and I figured that if nothing else they could be used as blanks for forging things to shape. We were in for quite a delightful surprise when they showed up.
Now right off the bat, the photos didn't really do the items justice. Not that the photos were inaccurate in what they presented, but rather they undersold what the product actually was. These surplus pieces were in astonishingly good shape for their age. My friends have all since ordered several more for themselves.
These are surplus items that have been sitting around in storage. They need cleanup and the like and the amount of work they require can vary. However, I will definitely be watching this site for similar items in the future.