M24 German stick grenade called Model Stielhandgranate which translated to stork handle grenade.
This is a quality replica of the German M24 stick grenade which features:
- Hollow steel head and correct decals
- Head can be screwed off
- Head stamped with serial number and date 1939
- Brass fuse
- Wood hollow handle with cord running through
- Handle stamped with date 39 and German eagle
- Screw off base cap
- Porcelain ball and cord
The M24 stick grenade worked by a pull cord, which ran down the hollow handle from the detonator within the explosive head, terminating to a porcelain ball held in place via a screw off cap. Undoing the cap and pulling the cord dragged a roughened steel rod through the igniter causing it to flare up and start the five-second fuse burning.
The M24 stick grenade was stored in cases for transport, and the fuse assemblies inserted prior to going into combat a reminder was stenciled on each explosive charge "Vor Gebrauch Sprengkapsel einsetzen" ("Before use insert detonator").