World War II (1939-1945) German ROSTFREI CUTLERY 10 pieces + history attached

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jan 08,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction

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This is a set of 10 pieces of Rostfrei cutlery - namely five forks & five dinner knives. They have steel prongs/blades, with (I believe) silver or silver-plated bands which connect them to the handles made of some sort of horn. The knives have the maker's name on the blade.
These come with an interesting history. They were brought back from Germany at the end of WWII by my father. He acquired them after the D-Day landings and when the British Army took over France and through to Germany.
The ordinary German people were without any rations and he was offered these pieces of cutlery (as well as several other items) in exchange for food and English cigarettes.
This cutlery was kept 'for best' when I was a child and I was never allowed to use them as the knives and prongs of the forks are so sharp! They have been used and obviously do show signs of wear, however, this might be an item ideal for the collector of WWII memorabilia.
I inherited these when we cleared my parents house and quite frankly cannot keep everything, so felt they should go to someone who would find them interesting and appreciate the story behind them.
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