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    German Cigar Trimmer

    They made lots of these, this one from a pre 1897 Gruson 37mm projectile.
    Many are unmarked, this one has the original German Patent marks.
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    Very nice Gordon,
    I know plenty of these were made but I have not managed to add one to my collection yet. I don't generally collect trench art but do smoke the odd cigar and can not think of a more appropriate tool for the job.
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    I too have also found these cigar cutters good fun and quite a few variants too!IMG_1784 (2).jpg

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    The "Geschossfabrik Otto Jachmann AG" was one of the most advanced factories for Artillery shells and fuzes during and before war. In 2nd WW the Hartung & Jachmann AG was again a mayor ammunition factory. Because of their leadership in both wars this factory was a official consultant for smaller factories which had no experience in producing ammunition.

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    The middle trimmer in Pysall's image must be the oldest form. I had one once and it turns
    out to be not a converted projectile but a wholly made up cutter to look like one. The bands
    look good , but are thin metal over a raised cast rib in the body. I think one of the scarcer kinds.
    Here is an image of a set from an old ebay sale that I saw. The lighter, well after it's lit as there is no
    actual lighter mechanism it could be passed around the table so everyone could light their cigars.
    I have only seen this one example. Don't know how Weasel has avoided one all these years, I don't
    think they are so rare, perhaps bad luck !
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