Hi everyone, I have recently acquired this M43 stick grenade and would be interested in opinions. I have no doubt about the head which is interestingly maker marked on the top and bottom with dwx 44. What I’m not so confident on is the handle. When reviewing the images before purchasing, it was evident that it was in better condition and obviously mated with the head at a later time but it appeared original based on the research I was able to do. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I received the item that I became aware of fakes originating in Latvia with the same maker marks. Is this handle a fake? As for the colour of the wood, it looks like someone may have applied some type of oil.
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