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H5227 CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons knife ~ dagger


Department

  • Cultures and Histories

Brief description

  • Constructed from a shell fragment. Handle and blade in one piece. Handle left rough and unfinished. Double edged blade, rounded tip, with inscription etched on one side in cross hatching, with some curlicule decoration at base of blade in same style.

Subject Notes

  • This knife or letter opener is an example of trench art from World War 1. The knife bears the inscription ‘1914 YPRES 1916’ engraved along one side of the blade.

Details

  • Registration number: H5227
  • Classification: CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons knife ~ dagger
  • Name or title: WW1 Trench Art Knife or Letter Opener
  • Production date: Post 1915
  • History and use: This knife or letter opener is an example of trench art from World War 1. The knife bears the inscription ‘1914 YPRES 1916’ engraved along one side of the blade.

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