Antique 1918 Wwi Us Army Shovel / Entrenching Tool
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Antique 1918 Wwi Us Army Shovel / Entrenching Tool:
This is a Vintage 1918 WWI US Army Short Handled Shovel / Entrenching Tool. WWII shovels of this type had the manufacturers name "AMES" and the date 1943 beside the letters "US." Again this shovel is the 1918 The shovel is 21 1/2" in overall length of which 8" is the blade. Across the top edge the blade measures 6 1/4". The handle and cross bar are both made from wood, secured with curved steel fittings held in place with rivets there has been some age deteriorationto the wood componentsof this shovel. I do not have any provenance on this piece and I cannot say if it was used in combat conditions during World War I or not. Condition Shovel The shovel appears to be in very good used condition with some patination and some dings on the metal, and minor scuffs, scrapes, and wear on the handle. With a piece like this, the photos are the best way to access the condition, so pleasereview them carefully and make your own assessment as well. The shovel is offered as found / as seen / as described.
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