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



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  • Canuckster
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    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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  • Von Richter
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    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?


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  • dgfred
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    Ouch!

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  • Von Richter
    started a topic Give him a bonk on the melon!!!

    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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