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WW1 Trench Art Shrapnel letter opener

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Office Antiques722 of 923Printing Press Typeset??I found this in a relatives house.
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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This measures about 8" long.

This type of item was very popular. Like brass shell casings that fired the rounds, the steel shrapnel littered the battlefields.

It epitomizes Trench Art-- pieces of deadly and terrifying artillery shrapnel turned into a useful item.

This one is a plain example, I have another with an intricately engraved blade that I will post later.

Scott

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  1. Felicity, 3 years ago
    I have one of these, what are they worth? It is marked NAMUR 1914.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Post it here and I will give it a look.

    Scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking Gypsy.

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks hunter-- if you have time, check out the heavily engraved one that I have posted on CW.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I just posted another one of these today:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59020-ww1-artillery-shrapnel-letter-opener-tre?in=user

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