Barbed Wire Cutters

My pathological interest for barbed wire isn’t a secret; that’s why my father has kindly offered me this cutter for barbed wire he found in a flea market in France.

This model was produced by Peugeot Frères (yes, the car manufacturer) in 1915; this is the “big” model, as it’s about 45cm long. A smaller version of the same cutter exists.


Here’s a detail of the mechanism, with the name of the producer stamped on it.



One thought on “Barbed Wire Cutters

  1. They say that barbed war was the greatest innovation of modern defensive warfare in 1914. This would be its exact counterpart for modern offensive warfare! You should add a photograph of them together.

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