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Original German Folding Shovel
Original German Folding Shovel


 
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Note December 2021: These last shovels we have more thoroughly cleaned up- most all of the cosmoline is gone, and the markings are much easier to see.

Original issue WWII German folding shovels (Klappspaten). This is the last of the stores from Norway. Like many other items left in their country by the Germans, the Norwegian army used these shovels after the War to equip their own army, and they painted them with olive green paint and issued them to their troops. We had them cleaned and found that the ugly olive paint had actually helped protect much of the original German finish. Now they are back in "Wehrmacht" condition. (The German military blued their shovels rather than painted them.)


Markings:
All of the shovels are marked in some way. Most all have manufacturer logos or 3 letter codes, and many also have dates and or Waffenamts. A few have double dates. There are over a dozen different maker marks among them.


Condition: These are all in USED serviceable condition. That means they are suitable to be used as intended- to dig holes, clear brush, waylay small animals, bury evidence etc..

They have served two armies, dozens of soldiers and are 70+ years old. All are USED. Some traces of the olive paint may remain, and all have evidence of use common to any used shovel. All have clear signs of use- dents, worn blades, nicks, cuts and anything else that happens to shovels. These are as authentic as one can get for re-creating a WWII German field soldier.

Made in Germany