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    Trench Clubs

    Im on the verge of putting a offer in for a WW1 Trench Club, does anyone one else on here collect these?

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    Justin

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    Hi Justin,

    i am no expert but is it an original one as they are very often repros? There is quite a cottage industry in France making these today.

    Andy

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    Hi Andy,

    Thats my fear, according to the seller it was discovered during trench excavations in the Somme region, I have asked him if he would mind providing details and pictures of the discovery

    Justin

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    Hi Justin,

    it may be a question you might like to put to the Great War Forum as well as there are many experts on there and there have been several threads on Trench Clubs.
    Tread carefully i say.

    Andy

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    Thanks for the tip Andy.

    Justin

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    bashers

    Trench clubs were not all that commonplace in WWI, Oh they were used alright many home-made at the front or second line. Most of the soldiers made effective use of their entrenching tools. Dano

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    thanks Dano!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinF View Post
    Hi Andy,

    Thats my fear, according to the seller it was discovered during trench excavations in the Somme region, I have asked him if he would mind providing details and pictures of the discovery

    Justin
    Hi ,, have you recieved any photo's.

    A; of the site excavation,,,
    If you were opening up a trench system i'm sure you would be documenting it with photo's.

    B: any photo's of the club.

    Regards
    Nick

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    model of 1910 US entrenching tool

    Pictured is the US model of 1910 entrenching tool. There was an instruction manual (can't think at the moment where I saw it) with illustrated instructions of thrusting the shovel end up under the enemys neck. Blood curtling to say the least. If I recall where I saw the manual, promise to post pics. If you've seen the movie "Flyboys" it is shown in actual practice...Best...Dano
    By the way, I find if you buy a piece that you are in the least bit suspect to its originality, then every time you look at it it makes you wonder. Use your instincts. Some copies are obvious and some are not. Common sense it a valluable tool in what ever you do! D
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    Hi All,

    This is the item:

    http://www.specialistauctions.com/au...php?id=1153129

    Im sure the seller is genuine but these items seem very easy to fake and have seen some pictures of known fakes that would have had me fooled...

    The seller has agreed to documenting where it was found.

    My wife is expecting our first baby tommorrow so I don't think she would be over impressed if this appeared through the post!

    I want one but not convinced!

    J

 

 
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