Thinking of buying this Field Spade with carrier, described as Model 1898 with army 1916 carrier, after reading the only but excellent thread in Imperial Germany dealing with Trench Shovels -
I'm inclined to believe its a Model 1874 ? with a Heer 1916 carrier, one thing I'm unsure about the maker, do members have any idea which makers mark is on the spade ? and do they know the price range they trade in ?. Sorry about the poor pictures they are the only ones I have.