Hand Made Dagger (Trench Art), Lambert Fell, Yorkshire Regiment.
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|Title||Hand Made Dagger (Trench Art), Lambert Fell, Yorkshire Regiment.|
|Notes||These items were given to me by my late mother.|
The postcard/ birthday card was from my grandfather LAMBERT FELL who was a 2nd Lieutenant to my mother for her birthday on 11th May.
The 2 daggers have been hand made.
1. Appears that the handle is made from old shell cartridges.
2. Has SOMME crudely engraved.
Acting Serjeant 21164 Lambert Fell, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards), later Temporary Seond Lieutenant, Labour Corps (Comissioned 2nd April, 1918).
The first knife is made from a British .303 cartridge, with two additional bullets used to form a cross-guard. Soldered to the top of the handle is a button (probably the British General Service pattern with royal coat of arms), forming a pommel. Ricasso of the blade is in the form of a Maltese Cross.
|Item Date||1916 - 1917|
|Creation place||France - Somme|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|