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H6388 CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons knife ~ dagger


Department

  • Cultures and Histories

Brief description

  • Made from a single piece of jagged steel, possibly shrapnel. The handle has been left as it was originally found, or crafted, and a knife blade has been carefully cut and polished into the other end. One side of the handle has been slightly polished and impressed with 'Namur 1914'.

Subject Notes

  • This is a mass produced souvenir, many identical - and similarly inscribed - examples of which are known to exist in private and public collections.

Details

  • Registration number: H6388
  • Classification: CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons knife ~ dagger
  • Name or title: Letter opener, souvenir of the 1914 - 1918 War.
  • Production date: 1914
  • History and use: This is a mass produced souvenir, many identical - and similarly inscribed - examples of which are known to exist in private and public collections.

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