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Shaving Stick Grenade

Shaving Stick GrenadeThis is a thin-cased offensive type grenade with a B. Z. E. friction igniter screwed into the top. The cylindrical body is made of aluminum and painted yellow. There are two models of this grenade, one 3 5/8 inches long and the other 4 inches long. This grenade may also be used as a booby trap by the insertion of a D. Z. 35 Pressure Igniter. To operate the grenade, the head of the igniter is unscrewed and pulled, drawing the wire through the friction composition and igniting the delay pellet. The grenade is then thrown and after a 4-5 second delay, the delay element initiates the detonator.

Overall length        3 5/8 or 4 ins.
Color Yellow body with blue igniter head
Maximum diameter 2 ins.
Igniter B. Z. E.
Delay 4-5 sec.

German: p. 322

Eierhandgranate 39: Egg-Type Hand Grenade Model 39

Eierhandgranate 39: Egg-Type Hand Grenade Model 39This grenade consists of a thin egg-shaped case filled with an explosive charge, and a friction type igniter with a delay pellet. The upper end of the friction wire in the igniter is attached to a disc in the head which screws on to the top of the body. In operation, the head is unscrewed and pulled, drawing the wire through the friction composition and igniting the delay pellet. After a delay of from 4 to 5 seconds the pellet initiates the detonator which in turn sets off the explosive filler.

This type hand grenade has been used as a booby trap by fitting a non-delay friction igniter which can be identified by its left-hand threads.

Overall length       3 ins.
Maximum diameter 2 ins.
Color Black body with blue igniter head
Weight of explosive filler 3.85 oz.
Weight 12 ozs.
Igniter B. Z. 39
Delay       4-5 sec.

German: p. 321