Bullet versus blade

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Bullet versus blade

Post by WEIMAR » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:21 am

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.Image



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Re: Bullet versus blade

Post by Neil Young » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:07 am

That is an amazing piece of history. Thanks for posting. 8)

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Re: Bullet versus blade

Post by gunnertwo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:16 pm

Fortunes of war. Luck was with him that day. Thanks for the history lesson.


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Re: Bullet versus blade

Post by kaiser » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Guess luck was his friend at that time .must be a guardian angel watching over him when this happend

Great piece of history


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