Prisoner of War's Razor, 1939-1945

A man's straight razor, made from a car spring in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp during the Second World War. The handle is made of clear plastic, and the razor comes with a sleeve made of canvas or sack cloth. Many prisoners of the Japanese suffered badly at the hands of their captors, from neglect, abuse, or both.

Museum reference:
1939 - 1945
Place Made:
Japanese Prisoner of War Camp
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
1939 - 1945 · Burns, J, Mr · Japan

height: 150mm
width: 24mm
Metal, Fabric
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