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Possible WW2 German Axe

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    Default Possible WW2 German Axe

    Hi all
    I wonder if any members of he forum could help me in identifying this axe? I picked it up sometime ago and always thought it was German, but could not find anything similar to it in reference books, and after coming across it again i now think its possible Swiss. There are no markings on the wooden handle, it looks like it had a mark on the side of the axe but its been taken off. The leather cover has "Rob Mauror", "Sattler",Schonenwo(a)?rd" and a date of 1940 "40"

    If any members can shed any light on this i would be greatly appreciated.

    regards

    Jamie
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    Default Re: Possible WW2 German Axe

    Looks like a mountain climbers axe - but whether commercial or gebirgsjager issue I wouldn't know...... nice item though!
    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    It's a Swiss army pick axe (not climbing/ice axe, there's no metal spike on the end of the helve), circa 40's-50's.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    It's a Swiss army pick axe (not climbing/ice axe, there's no metal spike on the end of the helve), circa 40's-50's.
    Swiss army Ned? .....can't be, I have a Swiss Army pocketknife and they put EVERYTHING they ever made onto them! .....
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Thanks Ned for the info, greatly appreciated.

    jamie

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