H021678 MESS HALL TABLE KNIFE. (Kantine Messer)

BACKGROUND: As with any nations military the Germans had garrisons and barracks to house and care for its troops when they were not in the field. Following the old adage that, "an army runs on its stomach", one of the major concerns and main benefits of military life was the guarantee of three "square" meals a day. When in garrison/barracks these meals were served in mess halls that had to be outfitted with enough cutlery, flatware and stoneware to serve the number of personnel stationed there.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Two piece, stainless steel construction mess hall/galley table knife measuring 24cm long that is marked to the front of the blade "Rostfrei" or "Rustfree", while the reverse of the handle is impressed with the national eagle with out-stretched wings and the manufactures initials and date "F.W.W. 41". Blade has been period sharpened.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $29.00

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