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Find in the parents shed...

Article about: I was having a look around mum and dads shed, since theres been some odds and ends of WW2 related stuff that belonged to my grandfather found there lately. I found this... They said it was h

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    I was having a look around mum and dads shed, since theres been some odds and ends of WW2 related stuff that belonged to my grandfather found there lately. I found this...

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    They said it was here on the property when they first bought the house. Seems to be a WW1/2 entrenching tool head and remains of the helve. No stamps or markings.

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    Awesome find BTF! I've heard vinegar takes rust off really well if you leave it soaking a day or two. I've seen the rust just wipe off! Maybe it will reveal a maker's mark...

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    Nice find! Certainly uncommon if dated back to WWI era. Shame about the condition.
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    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    What makes you think military related? Could just be plain old civilian horticulture implement.

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    I don't think this is military either, sorry.
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    Well it does look a lot like a British entrenching tool head to me. The remains of shaft don't look right though.

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    Here are a couple of Brit e tools. Compare.

    Does it have the hole through the head? I cannot see this on your photo.

    As Douglas has said, the shaft does not look correct.

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    I didn't realize the sirhind tool was produced for the civilian market, considering that there was a surplus of military ones (especially after the army declared them obsolete) and that they were pretty unpopular with the troops as digging tools.

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    imo it is a entrenching tool,the shafts tend to break when old,I have 2 like that.

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    It looks similar to the entrenching tool, but to me looks a lot bigger?How long is it and how big is the eye?

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