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    Another Flea Market Entrenching Tool

    I seem to be good at finding these and the odd thing is, this is the same flea market I rarely go to where I found the last two shovels. This one was $5.

    No markings that I can find, the blade is pretty rusty.








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    $5 is a great score! Looks like it would bend easy though after several foot strikes on the blade to dig holes since it's not reinforced where the handle meets the shovelhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    the blade is pretty rusty.
    Electrolysis to remove the rust?

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    Are you sure that one's military?
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    No idea what it is. Consensus seems to be that it is a civilian shovel as it is too light to be military but I can't say. It's as heavy as a US 1910 shovel blade and the handle is much heavier. I always considered them to be weak shovels. This one is pretty tough in comparison. What makes me think it's likely civilian is the angle of the blade. That makes it hard to lay flat for carrying. For $5, it was worth picking up in either case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    Consensus seems to be that it is a civilian shovel
    I have a garden job that's very similar here. Just a light duty shovel. Still, there were lots of times when we were digging in somewhere sandy or easy diggin' it would have been fine. Except the round handle so short would wear a blister in your palm...

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