What is a Jam Tin Grenade?

Introduction The double cylinder, Nos.8 and No.9 hand grenades, also known as the “jam tins”, are a type of improvised explosive device (IED) used by the British and Commonwealth forces, notably the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in World War I. Background The jam tin, or bully beef tin, was one of many… Read More


Hong Kong Snack Grenade!

“BANGERS and mash? Workers at a Hong Kong snack factory discovered a grenade dating to the first world war in a consignment of potatoes from France. The 1-kilogram explosive was handled with a particularly delicate touch as the pin had been pulled some 100 years ago. Now that is what we call a delayed fuse.… Read More