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    rebemer207, welcome to the Imperial German and Austro-Hungarian sub forum ! your spade is post WW1 not a WW1 spaten. Three models were issued prior to 1918, the Model 1874, Model 1898/99 and the Model 1898/1909, all identified by their blades being "rivited" to the handle, these spades were so succesful a design, that after the war a nearly identical model was introduced in the Reichswehr easily identifiable by its replacement of "rivets" by "weld" points.
    Still, your spade is a nice Reichswehr item.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thank you Sooo much my grandpa would love to hear about it.
    Thanks!!
    Ryan

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    Here are some trenching shovels out of my collection. M1887 , M 1898 and folding pattern .

    Regards
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    Here a diagram to give an idea what to look for. I've always found it handy.

    Anton


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    133, superb collection of 1898/1909 Feldspaten and Model 1908 carriers (two strap) and a Model 74/98 carrier (single strap)....the private purchase combination spade/pick, never seen one before, is outstanding and rare ! thanks for showing...
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    could I get a spaten carrier for my shovel?

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    [QUOTE=133;328967]Here are some trenching shovels out of my collection. M1887 , M 1898 and folding pattern .
    Dear sirs,
    My name is Vadim, from Latvia. I am a writer. Tell me please, Can I use a photo of a shovel of Wallace in the my book? The name of my book: "history of a small infantry shovel".

    Best regards,
    Vadim

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    It is my shovels 1915, 1913, 1936

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    sorry, 1915? 1913, 1940

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