Original U.S. WWII Vietnam & Cold War Era Entrenching Tool and Machete Lot - 4 Items

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Lot of 4 Available. This is a wonderful set of items that are amongst the most useful tools in the military arsenal of equipment. This grouping is wonderful for the individuals wanting to get into collecting or those who need these items to complete displays!

The items featured in this lot:
- x2 Entrenching Tools With Covers: One is in a 1942 dated carrier by B. B. S. Co and is in a lovely used condition with staining and surface rust present. Both items are still serviceable. The 2nd E-Tool is a Vietnam era M1956 item and is dated 1968. The blade of the shovel is stamped as Pioneer 1968 and is a duel pick/shovel combo. The carrier is in a heavily used and soiled condition but is still serviceable.

An entrenching tool (U.K.), intrenching tool (U.S.), E-tool, or trenching tool is a digging tool used by military forces for a variety of military purposes. Survivalists, campers, hikers and other outdoors groups have found it to be indispensable in field use. Modern entrenching tools are usually collapsible and made using steel, aluminum, or other light metals.

The United States Army entrenching tool has evolved since the time of the Pattern 1907 non-folding T-handled spade to a tri-fold design with a modified “D” handle design with all steel construction, to a similar light weight plastic and steel tri-fold design adopted by NATO as the standard issue entrenching tool. Other folding variants have also been issued.

- x2 Ontario Knife Company Machetes: The machetes are in a 1986 dated scabbard by Stemaco. Both are slightly used and have minor surface rust with signs of sharpening. A good machete can be used to chop down large diameter trees, clear brush, slash through hanging vines, sharpen tent stakes, cut up firewood, and make a great defensive weapon against creatures large and small. If you need to have a good cutting tool with you, these Ontario 18" is a great way to start!

All items come ready for display or use!

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