Large size shrapnel dagger from the Fort of Loncin 1914

Incredible never seen before large size shrapnel dagger dating from 1914 made with Shrapnel from the bombs from the Fort of Loncin. Total length is 45cm. The dagger is hand engraved with high detail. It comes with a wooden stand for presentation.

In 1914 the Fort de Loncin was one of the last Liège forts to suffer German bombardment. Liège first came under attack on 6 August 1914. Loncin was massively bombarded for three days from 12 to 15 August, before one of its two magazines, with twelve tons of explosive, blew up. The explosion destroyed the heart of the fort, killing 350 of the 550-man garrison, their bodies remaining under the wreckage. Loncin was the only fort at Liège that did not surrender.


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