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Title WW1 trench art paper knife
Nationality German
Period c 1914-18

This is a classic shell fragment, which has been fashioned into a paper knife. The hilt shows the groove for the copper driving band, which, interestingly, has a chequered finish, designed to hold the driving band in place while it shot down the bore of the barrel.

It is of German make, but the fragment could be from anywhere, including Allied shells.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Miscellaneous : German : 20th Century]


Very pleased with it [the bayonet].

R P, UK, 31.08.2017

Bayonet arrived safe and well earlier, finally got a chance to unwrap it and have a quick peek and am very pleased, thanks!

T R, UK, 07.11.2013