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Apologies for the lack of attendance to the site.
I have recently acquired what looks to be a trench mace. It was purchased from a woman in Germany who cannot tell me much about it other than it was amongst a selection of relics in a house clearance.
Would anyone be able to tell me if this could be authentic or not?
It looks to have been made from a pick axe handle and the nails have been cut off crudely to make the spikes.
I took a chance on it as it was only approx £20, so those of you who have seen these things come up for sale will know how cheap this was.
I was going to have a go at cleaning it up, but wanted to get your expert advice on whether it is better left as it is before I ruin it. But maybe some careful rust removal and a gentle treatment of the wood would keep it going for another hundred years.
Any help much appreciated as limited information other than a few museum photos to go on.