When thinking of modern versions of a fireplace necessity, the log holder comes to mind. The older styles did the job of holding wood beside the hearth but not too close to the fireplace to allow for ease in keeping a fire going with more wood. Now, not only will the holder do just that, it will come in two pieces to make the job even easier to bring the wood inside.
All of the items above are usually made from steel, brass, bronze and, less commonly, iron. Requirements for special heat resistance are low as no one would ever keep a poker in a burning flame. All the tools are just a part of the interior and mostly perform aesthetic and artistic function. The choice of subjects and manufacturers depends on the owner's willing to arrange an elegant fireplace area.