Some years ago this came into a friend's antique shop from a house clearance. I have no other provenance.
It is a standard British WW1 jack knife which has received a hit from a Mauser bullet. The bullet must have been fired from extreme range to have lost enough energy not to have gone through the knife and the soldier carrying it.
The owner of the knife was obviously grateful to have survived and had a photographic postcard of bullet and knife made by John Emberson, photographer, of Wimbledon. The knife and bullet remain as per the photo apart from the now missing lanyard cord.
Hope it is of interest.
Anything that goes "Bang" or has a blade.
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