RARE 1917 IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 TRENCH FLAIL SPIKED MACE. Bought from collector of old german weapons in Essen, Germany during'90s. The trench flail is in very good condition.Total Length: 73.5 cm (29). + low value on receipt.
An original Imperial German WW1 Trench Fighting Mace Flail. This gruesome weapon was used during the latter stages of the First World War and was very effective during trench raids. The mace comprises a very heavy cast iron spiked ball which is attached by a chain to the handle. Trench raiding was a major feature of trench warfare during World War I. The raids took the form of small scale surprise attacks on enemy positions.Most raids took place at night by small teams of men who usually blacked up their faces and then entered No-Mans Land and headed for the enemys trenches after cutting through the barbed wire. Although pistols and rifles would have been carried, the need for quiet was paramount, in order that the attacker could work his way along the enemy trench and so not alert the enemy further along the trench system. This mace and similar weapons such as clubs and knives were effective in this role.
The condition could be seen on the picture showing. Great choice for any collection or for decoration!ATTENTION: Dear Customers, you will receive exactly the same item which you see on the pictures, not similar or other. Please read the description carefully and review the photos. The item "RARE WW1 German Trench Fighting Flail spiked Ball chain mace Morgenstern antique" is in sale since Sunday, October 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Edged Weapons". The seller is "antiquestore82" and is located in Zenica.
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