WWII German Army Mess Kit Utensils -
It is a challenge to keep soldiers in the field properly fed. The armed forces issuued mess gear to all
troops. Eating utencils are part of the equipment provided.
The items featured here are a set of German army combination fork, knife (not shown here), spoon
and can opener. As issued during World War Two. of aluminum construction. The items attached to
each other and formed a single unit.
In most cases every piece was branded with the eagle of the branch of service that issued it. The
ones featured here have the following information stamped on them; The army eagle, the manufacturer's
logo and the year of production (1942).
This page provides information on how to identify German WWII items. It also provides
data outlining the woth of the collectible over the years, including the present time.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
items in the collector's market is illustrated.
This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of
a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military
antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.
Many German items are currently being
It is becoming more difficult to
be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving.
The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the
manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of a german military collectible.
If you have an interest is seeing other collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
WWII German Collectibles
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe),
political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.