Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
German Stick Grenade
Accession #: 1977.0273
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 14" H x 2.5" W x 2.5" D
Brown metal stick grenade.
The stick grenade, which was the standard hand grenade of German soldiers during World War I, was designed to detonate after either a 5.5 or 7 second delay, although some exploded on contact. Impact grenades (those that exploded upon landing) were less popular than those with a timed fuse because impact grenades held a higher probability of accidental explosions. In addition to the stick grenade, the German Army used disc, hand, and ball grenades during World War I.
War: World War I