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Posted 2 years ago

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jimborasco
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This Trench Art knife a piece that was made by my father-in-law. The handle is a 50 cal. and the hilt is 30.06. Saving sharp!

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Nice trench art-- looks like a letter opener.

    Scott
  2. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    Thanks Scott...Yep, it looks like that. But razor sharp. Ain't it cool some of the stuff they made with just the material they had.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Yes-- soldiers certainly exhibited some great craftsmanship in making these items.

    There was a poster on the site a few months ago claiming that most trench art was manufactured by companies and not individual soldiers-- I wish your example made by your father in law was posted then!

    Scott
  4. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    You know Scott, you are right. There were some craftsman of impeccable talent in the war. My father-in-law was amazing. I wish you could see some of the furniture he built. He also built and restored Indian and Harley Davidson motorcycles. And made knives outta bullets.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It is unusual to find a craftsman that is adept in so many materials.

    I'd love to see any of his other creations-- any way to post them.


    Scott
  6. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    Sure Scott...I'll put some of his stuff on here.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I look forward to seeing them!

    Scott
  8. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    Many thanks for the love, Jason
  9. jimborasco jimborasco, 3 months ago
    Trench Art is a dying craft

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