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Trench Art146 of 293WW1 Artillery Shrapnel letter opener trench artWWII 'Trench Art"
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    Posted 8 years ago

    jimborasco
    (75 items)

    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, 8 years ago
      Nice trench art-- looks like a letter opener.

      Scott
    2. jimborasco jimborasco, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Sure Scott...I'll put some of his stuff on here.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      I look forward to seeing them!

      Scott
    8. jimborasco jimborasco, 8 years ago
      Many thanks for the love, Jason
    9. jimborasco jimborasco, 6 years ago
      Trench Art is a dying craft

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