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WW1 Trench Art Driving Band Letter Openers

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Office Antiques1403 of 1593WW1 POW made letter opener with soldier IDAntique Printer's Cabinet?
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Posted 6 years ago


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Here are some of the letter openers from my Trench Art Collection.

All of these are made from the copper driving bands from Artillery Shells.

From top to bottom:
1. 10" long
2. 7" long, with Iron Cross and Wreath engraving and "14/17", a bullet was used for the guard
3. 8", POW camp made and engraved with "Saint- Nazaire" and "1109 P. of W. 1918"
4. 4 1/2" long
5. 6" long with leaf shaped end



  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks kerry, Ultimate and DMK.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking bones!

  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks again tom.


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