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A superb, multi-piece construction arial dart, as used as an anti-personnel weapon during WW1.
This form of multi-piece dart gave way to the simpler to manufacture single piece machined dart.
This earlier form of dart and its manufacture are typical of the craftsmanship of the day.

(Arial flechette darts were intended as an anti-personnel weapon intended to cause severe none life threatening injury. In doing this the the unfortunate being struck by the weapon was eliminated from the conflict and said medical services called to action to treat the casualty, placing maximum strain on the medical services).

This is a SOLD Item.
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