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  • scabbard for "French Nail"

    scabbard for "French Nail"

    part of ""French Nail" with scabbard & Clou Français" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 776.2

    Crudely made flat rectangular wooden scabbard improvised from packing crates. A leather strap has been attached (by nails) at the mouthpiece.

  • Bomb Mortar 2 in Trench HE (no spigot)

    Bomb Mortar 2 in Trench HE (no spigot)

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 3158

    First World War period British trench mortar bomb. The 2-inch Vickers Medium Trench Mortar, also known as the 2-inch Trench Howitzer, came into use in the First World War in late 1915 but was phased out in late 1916. The term '2-inch' refers to...

  • sword bayonet for Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle (SMLE Mark 3) & Pattern 1907, third type

    sword bayonet for Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle (SMLE Mark 3) & Pattern 1907, third type

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Wilkinson Sword Company

    WEA 490

    SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA 467 & WEA 470 & WEA 472.

  • Colt New Service (commercial post-1905)

    Colt New Service (commercial post-1905)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA 1914

    FIR 10551

    This Colt New Service (see FIR 11511) was damaged on 12 March 1915, in the course of an action in which Lieutenant C G Martin won the Victoria Cross. Martin, a Royal Engineer (56th Field Company), volunteered to lead a bombing attack with men of the 3rd...

  • "French Nail" fighting knife

    "French Nail" fighting knife

    part of ""French Nail" with scabbard & Clou Français" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 776.1

    Whole description : SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA 641

  • French trench dagger: 'Le Nettoyeur de Tranchées

    French trench dagger: 'Le Nettoyeur de Tranchées

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Établissements Caux, Hesdin 1917

    WEA 676

    CONTROL. Hilt form: most unusual three bar open hilt configuration, the overall arrangement resembling a whisk. One bar curves down towards the cruciform crossguard forming a belt loop. Despite its unique form the hilt is comfortably shaped to hand....

  • Grenade, Hand, Battye

    Grenade, Hand, Battye

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 1523

    grenade, fuse segmented cast iron cylinder with simulated explosive insert; fuse inside copper tube (3.5cm of fuse left exposed) inserted into inner; painted black

  • sword bayonet for Model 1898 Mauser rifle & Seitengewehr Model 1898/05 [second type, flashguard]

    sword bayonet for Model 1898 Mauser rifle & Seitengewehr Model 1898/05 [second type, flashguard]

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Anker-Werke, Bielefeld, Germany

    WEA 196

    Pommel form: vestigial beakhead with T-O shaped attachment slot. Press stud, on right side, operates locking catch via internal coiled spring. Pommel meets grips in double curve. Grips form: two-piece wood, retained by two plain-headed bolts with...

  • Rkr artillery director

    Rkr artillery director

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: C P Goerz, Berlin

    ORD 440

    director

  • bowie knife with scabbard

    bowie knife with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 661

    This knife was owned by Captain W J Evans (1st Gurkha Rifles), who won a DSO for taking a German sap-head at Festubert some time between the 12th and 20th of December 1914.

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