This beautiful hand carved wooden Letter Opener is very detailed war captivity Commemorative . All - including the designs - was carved from a single piece of wood. The Handle is carved in the design of an Eagle and the burnt inscription says: Kriegsgefangenschaft - Aegypten 1945 (war captivity - Egypt 1945) . The wood it is made out of is untreated.
Pieces like this set were often made by soldiers while being away from home - especially while they were prisoners of war.
Measurements: circa 8 1/2 inch by 1 inch
Condition: The Letter Opener is good condition, but must have been broken and later fixed in former times (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)
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