Ypres paper knife

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
This paper knife is made from a German cartridge case with a German crest soldered onto it with a bronze blade (probably made from a shell case) decorated and with the word Ypres. It was probably made my a German soldier and acquired by my father at some time during his service with the Coldstream Guards on the Western Front. His unit spend several months at Ypres during 1916 and 1917. The war museum classifies...