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German Shovel ?

Article about: Hi everybody My name is Guillaume i'm a new member from France ! I hope this forum will give me news knowlegdes ! I found this shovel, but i don't know what nationality it is.. Could you giv

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    Hi everybody
    My name is Guillaume i'm a new member from France ! I hope this forum will give me news knowlegdes !
    I found this shovel, but i don't know what nationality it is..
    Could you give me information ?
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    Thank you !

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    Hello. it is an early German entrenching tool.
    It looks to be a transitional piece when the spade mouth with the rivets began changing to the welded one piece items

    All the best
    Doug

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    Welcome ;-)

    Good find! I thought it was going to be one of those Swiss ones that are popping up lately. Just wondering, maybe Doug ^ can elaborate, I see the outline of a Maltese cross in the 3rd pics, and 8/16h in the second?

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    Thank you for the answers !
    The markings are M8/16r
    16 May be the date of production ?
    Have you an idea of the worth of this ?

    Thanks !

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    I agree with Saladin, a German Entrenching Tool, appears to be WWI Era...The Swiss Spades have a Metal Reinforcement Ring around the Shaft (Good thing to remember)...I assume you don't have the leather carrier/harness for it, which would raise value and desirability significantly...The plain spade by itself can be found offered from $45-$65, generally...
    cheers, Glenn

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    So, 16 would appear to be a date?

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    The shovel is repainted, do you think it's good to get off the paint or keep it like this ?
    Ok thank you, i think i will not keep it, maybe sell this

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    Just keep it as it is....

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    Ok thanks you everybody for your answers

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