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Unusual 1917 dated tool,possibly trench club spear

Article about: )Unusual tool,1917 dated.it is 80cm long,one end has very heavy steel broad spear,the other very much like a South African knobkerrie.ANybody seen another item like this Nathan

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    Default Unusual 1917 dated tool,possibly trench club spear

    )Unusual tool,1917 dated.it is 80cm long,one end has very heavy steel broad spear,the other very much like a South African knobkerrie.ANybody seen another item like this Nathan
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    Possibly for tunnelers.

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    Just had a look through my copy of "Beneath Flander's Fields" and there was an illustration showing a very similar tool to this called a Push Pick. Presumably to do the same job as a regular pick, but in a more confined space. If this is indeed an original First World War tunneler's tool, I should think that it would be pretty scarce. Any chance of a photo of the date and any other markings?

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    Hi thank you information.being a tool for mining did cross my mind.I have now lightly cleaned it,but cannot see anything but the date.have added a photo of the date,hasn't come out to sell,proved very difficult
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    Hi Nathan
    I am sure this is a tunneller's digging tool as the design makes perfect sense for digging in a confined space. I used to own one just like it, in very clean condition and marked Lucas 1917. I'll have a look later and see if I've still got any pictures of it.
    Regards,
    W.

    Add: nope, sorry no photos of my old one on my pc.

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