Entrenching Tool Saved.

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The_Yellow_Ardvark

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This Entrenching Tool was donated to a Men In Shed.
A new member wanted to have a go at saving this.

So we set a challenge.
No power tools.
No new parts.

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In bits.
The handle is not original, but it is a good match for this tool.

By this time, I knew were it was made and for what armed force.


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The name of the place is just showing.
This is the tool being de-rusted. After a good wire brushing a mix of:
Powder Citric acid.
White vinegar.
Flour.


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French polish being applied.



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The handle can be used as a Trench club.


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Finished.

This is a weapon as well. One side edge was sharpened to a keen edge.
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This is a 1950 DDR Army Entrenching tool.
 

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