Made during the exhaustive campaign which lasted 303 days with massive casualties suffered by the Germans and allies. 8” length, the grip of a .303 Lee-Enfield cartridge mounted with a crown cartouche, probably the face of a button. The blade of exaggerated scimitar form, finely pierced with a four leaf clover. The blade edges, edges of the clover and VERDUN, all in fine wiggle work. Fine deep patina. It is notable, and shown here, that the makers of trench art demonstrate skills beyond those possessed by the average man (or soldier) suggesting that, as with scrimshaw, practiced experts produced at least some of the more intricate decoration.