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What caused this damage?

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    Question What caused this damage?

    Hello gents,

    Until now, im still curious with this KNIL pre war canteen.
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    Especially this kind of damage
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    So what caused this damage? Is this battle damage type?
    Thank you in advance.

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    A sharp-edged instrument would be my guess.
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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    A sharp-edged instrument would be my guess.
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    I see, thank you very much gents.

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    something has worn into it thats for sure ,maybe a wire ligature as a make do carrying strap ,is there a mark elsewhere on the circumferance of the neck ?

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    I see. That could be a possibility too.
    No sir, the mark is only that one.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    A sharp-edged instrument would be my guess.
    Something caused the metal to peel apart like a skin wound...my thoughts either a hot edged instrument...or something flying hot and fast like shrapnel.
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    Ah that's some real possibilities too.
    If this indeed a shrapnel damage, i guess the wearer is lucky indeed.

    About that hot edged instrument or shrapnel, how high the temperature needed to peel metal like this?

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    there is also the possibility its a mark picked up during manufacture

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    Aluminium melting point is 660 oc. (I used to do black sand casting)

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