This is a German soldiers knife scabbard possibly boot knife or officers something like that. The scabbard still has a lot of its nice black colour paintwork and brass clip the scabbard it is in relic condition but very rusty with some light pitting a couple of small rust holes it is still very solid it is not braking up or falling apart at all it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The scabbard was recovered in the area of the village of Marinovka which was defended by the 297th Infantry Division during the battle of 1942-1943 at Stalingrad in Russia.
On June 10, 1942, the 297th division began crossing the Seversky Donets river by assault boat, constructing a bridge for other units, including the 14th Panzer Division. The division continued to make inroads around the black sea to take down the industrial city of Stalingrad. During the battle some units within the division were seen to construct caves which would later be transformed into a field hospital and an equipment storage room. The division fought in the ruined city until Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrender of the 6th Army in January 1943.
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