Historical information

Trenching tool was an intrinsic part of the soldiers kit in the field.


The tool was of vital assistance to the soldier in the field. Variously employed as a shovel or a pick to dig a trench, a toilet, drainage for rainwater, as a machete on occasions.

Physical description

Wooden handle with metal blade and spike; blade and spike swiveled out to be used but folded for carry.

Inscriptions & markings

Some indecipherable markings but included a pointed arrow and some model or serial numbers.