2007.129 Letter Opener, Trench Art, WWI

Sergeant Hargood’s Letter Opener

This trench art letter opener is made from a German 7.92mm rimless casing attached to a flat brass blade. It is believed to have been made by a soldier in the New Zealand Engineers Corps and given to Sergeant Horace Hargood who used it in his work with the Postal Service, New Zealand Post and Telegraph Corps. (2007.129)