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Article about: Found this while packing up mother-in-laws clothing. Know father-in-law was a tank driver during the war, but not sure of this item....anyone want to help. It looks hand made, maybe a letter

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    Found this while packing up mother-in-laws clothing. Know father-in-law was a tank driver during the war, but not sure of this item....anyone want to help. It looks hand made, maybe a letter opener?Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks like a letter opener to me. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    definitely a letter opener and a nice one too!

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    I agree with what the others have said, looks like a 7.92 bullet with the crown from a cap badge attacthed, then the central piece of a WW1 German Belt Buckle attached to the actual blade

    Nice item

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Imperial germany Era (WW1) trench art and I also agree letter opener I like it.

    Eric

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    And blade looks like made of artillery shell, nice item, love trench art!

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    I have moved this thread to the Imperial forum as the item is WW1 in date.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    As the lads have said, a nice piece of trench art ! and a nice piece to own ! Thanks for showing.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thats a nice piece, have seen these very similar at various fairs etc, it was quite a common pasttime for soldiers in the trenches , i had a 20mm cannon shell that had been converted into a lighter and then screwed into the base of a larger shell, come to think of it, i dont know where the heck that went, got a funny feeling one of my kids buried it many years ago.

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