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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 MilitaryItems.com, a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

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  2. Identifying fakes and reproductions
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  9. Purchasing a WWII German collectible

Many German items are currently being reproduced. 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 to our WWII German Collectibles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.


The value for WWII German military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $60.00 $60.00 $70.00 $70.00 $75.00 $80.00 $90.00 $95.00 $95.00 $100.00 $110.00 $110.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B A A A A A A A A A A

While the item featured here is not for sale, similar items like it are available for purchase in our website MilitaryItems.com

Mar 2nd, 2017
Germans items that were used at the front during WWII have become collectibles. The item featured here is not hard to find. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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