Not a German WW2 army item.
Thank you Steve! Someone told me on another site, that this is a postwar German shovel. (Just waiting for some replies, cause I don't want to be clever afterwards) Can you tell me then, that what kind of shovel is this exactly?
Sorry but I do not recognize the shovel accept I am sure it is not a wartime army issued item.
I believe that is a postwar East German shovel.
Yep! That will be the correct answer. Another person told me the same also that it's a postwar East German shovel Now that's 4:0 to the shovel. I'm happy that my money was saved..
the seam weld is a trademark of the East German one - WW2 ones were spot welded.
Looking for following WWII German items:
- anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
- entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
- forestry and hunting items,
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