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Rare original WWI army trench shovel with carrier, Vogel & Noot 1903 « Bulgarian Militaria « Home

Rare original WWI army trench shovel with carrier, Vogel & Noot 1903

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Rare original WWI army trench shovel with carrier, Vogel & Noot 1903

This is an early model army trech shovel and carrier made in Austria before WWI. It was used on Bulgarian battlefields during WWI and WWII . As a German ally the country was supplied almost entirely with German and Austrian equipment. Such is the case with these shovels – before the WWI Bulgaria ordered army shovels made in Austria and German leather carriers for them. After the wars shovels were kept as iron rations in a military store house. Years ago it went in a private collection.
The metal base part has a producer stamp "Vogel & Noot WARTBERG" with company's logo : a heart in fires pierced by an arrow. The company Vogel & Noot was established in 1872, in Wartberg , Austria.
The leather carrier is also marked. It was made in Germany in 1916 - a clear marking is seen: "Josef Hochstein , Herdecke".
Shovel is in great authentic condition. The metal part is very well preserved - the edge is perfect, still sharp. It was made of black steel , which received some corrosion spots at places. Wooden handle in perfect state despite the years.
Full length: 51cm / 20 inches. Rare authentic VG+ condition.
Over 100 old ! Very interesting find and makes perfect addition to models and reenactors' uniforms. sh134
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price: 149.00 EUR / 183.27 USD

shipping: 28 EUR / 34.44 USD (combined shipping)

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