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Finnish stick hand grenades M/32 and M/41 plus smoke hand grenade M/43 were all structurally based on German M/1917, but somewhat smaller and handier in size. While German World War 2 era designs used friction to start the fuse system (pulling the cord activated it), M/1917 and Finnish grenades used striker for the purpose (with releasing the cord after pull being the thing that activated fuse).
BTW: This is somewhat off-subject, but since there seems to be very impressive info about Austro-Hungarian World War 1 era gear in this thread, can anybody point good source(s) of info about Austro-Hungarian World War 1 steel helmets? There were a lot of Austro-Hungarian WW1 era helmets that ended up here, but very little seems to have been written about them.