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  • Give him a bonk on the melon!!!

    Found this that I'd forgotten I had while unpacking a box in the Emporium...

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    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

  • #2
    Ouch!
    SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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    • #3
      Strange thing about it is, it looks like it was made by the bloke who used it, yer it's got a War Office arrow stamped into the wood?


      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
        Strange thing about it is, it looks like it was made by the bloke who used it, yer it's got a War Office arrow stamped into the wood?


        It might not be that strange.

        He obviously modified whatever official piece it was originally into his own little personal piece of weaponry.

        Based upon the space between the tootsies at the bottom, looks to be about a foot long and round like a dowel originally and then a handle carved, hole drilled and strap attached and then the bonker affixed to the end of it.

        Maybe it came from a pigeon cage?



        Some sort of shell carrier? It could be a lot of things.

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        • #5
          I'm kind of thinking that the wooden part started life as an official issue entrenching tool?
          Hence the 'arrow'?



          The long toll of the brave
          Is not lost in darkness
          Over the fruitful earth
          And athwart the seas
          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
          Unquenchable forever.

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          • #6
            No doubt about it now, it was definitely a former entrenching tool. I think I was picturing in my head the folding WW2 variety.

            The metal end shovel/pick-stopper even acts as a built-in bonker.

            Still not sure why it would need an arrow printed on it though.

            https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30013895

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