Auction 100

Lot 52:

JAPANESE CERAMIC 'LAST DITCH' GRENADE

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $160

VAT: On commission only

Inert Japanese type 4 ceramic fragmentation grenade. The Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Bureau developed the idea for this new weapon. It was easy to make and cheaper to produce than traditional grenades at the time. This new weapon was to be used by the general populace of the country in the event of an Allied invasion. Also know as the ‘Pottery’, ‘Last Ditch’ or ‘Ceramic’ grenade, it is more formally identified as the Type 4. Late war, approximately 80 mm in diameter, white glazed. Inert. Very good

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