Category Archives: Weaponry & Relics

German Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Six – The M1915 & M1917 Stielhandgranaten

A seriously scorched M1917 model German Stielhandgranate.

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Der Deutsche Stahlhelm M16 des Großen Krieges

Between 1916 & 1918 the Germans produced three types of steel helmet, the M16, M18, and the M18 Cut-Out (the latter was introduced only in 1918, had a wavy rim, and most examples you see today are fakes, only 100,000 … Continue reading

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German Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Five – The Eierhandgranate Model 1917 ‘Na’

The fighting on the Somme in the latter half of 1916 had shown the Germans the need for a smaller, less cumbersome grenade than the heavy Kugels or unwieldy Steilhandgranates (stick grenades).

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German Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Four – The Kugelhandgranate Model 1915 ‘Na’

So here’s the grenade that replaced the Model 1913.

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German Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Three – The Kugelhandgranate Model 1913 ‘Aa’

Based on the fact that I know that (at least) one of you lot (yes, you!) seemed to enjoy the recent posts on German stick grenades, I’ve decided not to stop there.  So we now have a ‘German Hand Grenades … Continue reading

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German Hand Grenades of the Great War – Part Two Update

Those of you who found the two recent posts on the subject of German stick grendes of interest might like to know that the most recent post has had some stuff added at the end that you might like to … Continue reading

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German Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Two – The Stielhandgranate M1917 Part Two

Two more M1917 Stielhandgranate handles, and this post we shall take a closer look at the workings at the base of the stick.

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