Category Archives: Italian Grenades

The Rifle Grenade Part One (or Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Six) – The Benaglia Rifle Grenade

I am not a serious collector of rifle grenades, but bearing in mind the recent post on Grenade Throwers & Launchers, a couple of basic posts on rifle grenades might not go amiss, illustrated by a few examples that I … Continue reading

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Five – The Excelsior-Thévenot P2 Hand Grenade

Allow me to introduce you to the Excelsior-Thévenot P2 hand grenade. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Four – The BPD Hand Grenade

Here we have the BPD hand grenade, one of the early defensive hand grenades used by the Italian Army during the Great War. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Three – The S.I.P.E. Hand Grenade

Back in the world of hand grenades that look like hand grenades (at least to those of us of my generation), this is one of the most common types of defensive grenade used by Italian troops during the Great War. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part Two – The Carbone Type C Hand Grenade

Those of you with good memories might be thinking that I’ve shown you this type of wire-handled grenade before. 

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Italian Grenades of the Great War Part One – The Lenticolare M.14 Hand Grenade, Aasens & Other Tales

Which also happens to be the answer to Mystery Item No. 2. 

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